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Inferring Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    inferring See infer
Inferring Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    infer v
  1. reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: deduce, deduct, derive]
  2. draw from specific cases for more general cases [syn: generalize, generalise, extrapolate]
  3. conclude by reasoning; in logic [syn: deduce]
  4. guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize" [syn: guess]
  5. believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?" [syn: understand] [also: inferring, inferred]
Inferring Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Infer \In*fer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inferred; p. pr. & vb. n. Inferring.] [L. inferre to bring into, bring forward, occasion, infer; pref. in- in + ferre to carry, bring: cf. F. inf['e]rer. See 1 st Bear.]
  1. To bring on; to induce; to occasion. [Obs.] --Harvey.
  2. To offer, as violence. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  3. To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer. [Obs.] Full well hath Clifford played the orator, Inferring arguments of mighty force. --Shak.
  4. To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence. To infer is nothing but by virtue of one proposition laid down as true, to draw in another as true. --Locke. Such opportunities always infer obligations. --Atterbury.
  5. To show; to manifest; to prove. [Obs.] The first part is not the proof of the second, but rather contrariwise, the second inferreth well the first. --Sir T. More. This doth infer the zeal I had to see him. --Shak. 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Inferring'

Inference is a good guess heuristics (based on logic, statistics etc.) to observations or by interpolating the next logical step in an intuited pattern. The conclusion drawn is also called an inference. The laws of valid inference are studied in the field of logic.

Human inference (i.e. how humans draw conclusions) is traditionally studied within the field of cognitive psychology; artificial intelligence researchers develop automated inference systems to emulate human inference. Statistical inference allows for inference from quantitative data.

The process by which a conclusion is inferred from multiple observations is called inductive reasoning. The conclusion may be correct or incorrect, or correct to within a certain degree of accuracy, or correct in certain situations. Conclusions inferred from multiple observations may be tested by additional observations.

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  • Kevin Love to Bulls? That’s a tricky one
    If the Bulls are back in the Kevin Love sweepstakes, as ESPN reported on Tuesday, that would be news to a source close to the situation. “I would like to know which side let that out,’’ the source said, inferring that it sounded more like Minnesota playing chicken with more serious bidders like Golden State and Cleveland. The Bulls were one of the first to t Read more on this news related to 'Inferring'
  • GE Device Measures the Calories on Your Plate
    Low-energy microwaves can tell you the caloric content of food, providing a more accurate estimate of what is on your plate. Self-tracking devices like the Fitbit do a fair, if imperfect, job at measuring how much you move and then inferring how many calories you’ve burned in a day. But they don’t measure how many calories you consume. You can enter calorie es Read more on this news related to 'Inferring'
  • Cycorp is the most ambitious artificial intelligence project yet, and it’s been working secretly for 30 years
    Since 1984 a company called Cycorp has been quietly working on artificial intelligence. Now, as it nears real intelligence, its creators are beginning to talk about Cyc. Cyc is a machine intelligence that learns, and has been doing so for the last 30 years. For example a person who says "John Smith robbed First National Bank and was sentenced to 30 years in p Read more on this news related to 'Inferring'

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