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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 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <163681.86908.1289065841@catflap.bishopston.net>
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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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