Examples of inference in a Sentence
- In spite of the fact that there are virtually no controlled clinical trials examining the effects of obesity in people, we can make some inferences from animal research. —Patrick Johnson, Skeptical Inquirer, September/October 2005
- We cannot see a past event directly, but science is usually based on inference, not unvarnished observation (you don't see electrons, gravity, or black holes either). —Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life, 1989
- The writer of science fiction extends or projects or draws inferences from what is known and accepted. —Karl Kroeber, Romantic Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1988
Its existence is only known by inference.
The program uses records of past purchases to make inferences about what customers will buy in the future.
What inference can we draw from these facts?
Recent Examples of inference from the Web
One can make certain inferences from these names — 40 Wall Street LLC, for example, is probably a holding company that owns the Trump Building in New York’s financial district whose address is 40 Wall Street.
Just because some readers see a defamatory meaning in a tweet does not necessarily mean that inference is reasonable, either.
Or are inference, deduction, and other forms of logical reasoning independent of our ability to put words to them?
Mix And Match All the ways marketers and advertisers can combine these data points to make inferences about users also remains unclear.
But Castellanos was called out for batter inference.
Working through problems requires logic and inference and, now more than ever, the ability to troubleshoot difficult-to-diagnose digital malfunctions.
But this experiment can only measure the response after an inference has been made.
The union's accusations against her campaign come on the heels of another teacher organization decrying that Chow made false endorsement inferences.
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: the act or process of reaching a conclusion about something from known facts or evidence
: a conclusion or opinion that is formed because of known facts or evidence
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