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?
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The emotions are reserved, internal, psychology communicated in inferences.
More often, memories are reconstructions of facts, inferences and imagined details that people patch together after the fact, helping them build a sense of identity.
This puts Howard County government (and by inference, all the rest of us) in the position of endorsing treason, slavery and white supremacy.
And both think the other’s inferences are a lot of Hannibaloney.
The inference was that the drug was administered in the Nome dog yard, in Safety or both.
The Enquirer paraphrased the tweets, with the inference being Bell didn’t think Mixon was performing like Bell despite the imitation.
But the Disco-era soundtrack for the ad may have a real-life inference, when the jam by Vaughn Mason and Crew is applied to the Seattle O-line: Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll.
But over the course of this densely researched and detailed book, Kraus fills the spaces between these details with inferences which border on cruel.
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