as in deduction
an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning that seems like a reasonable inference, but in this case it happens to be incorrect

Synonyms & Similar Words


Thesaurus Entries Near inference

Cite this Entry

“Inference.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on inference

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!