inference

  • 1 Inference — is the act or process of deriving a conclusion based solely on what one already knows. Inference is studied within several different fields. * Human inference (i.e. how humans draw conclusions) is traditionally studied within the field of… …

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  • 2 INFÉRENCE — Opération de l’esprit qui passe de propositions assertives, comme prémisses, à des propositions assertives, comme conclusions. Au sens strict, on distingue l’inférence du raisonnement en ce qu’elle peut être soit médiate soit immédiate (passer de …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Inférence — Les types de raisonnement rigoureux déductif (synthétique) Déduction (implication ou inférence universelle) Syllogisme Raisonnement par l absurde (apagogie) ; par la contraposée inductif (analytique) induction complète (étude de tous les cas …

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  • 4 Inference — Inférence L inférence est une opération mentale, ou jugement, qui consiste à tirer une conclusion (d une série de propositions reconnues pour vraies). Ces conclusions sont tirées à partir de règles de base. Dans sa définition classique, l… …

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  • 5 inference — in·fer·ence / in fə rəns/ n 1: the act or process of inferring; specif: the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow logically from that of the former 2: something …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Inference — In fer*ence, n. [From {Infer}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction. [1913 Webster] Though it may chance to be right in the conclusions, it is yet unjust and mistaken in the method of inference. Glanvill.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 inference — 1 deduction, conclusion, judgment (see under INFER) 2 Inference, ratiocination denote the process of arriving at conclusions from data or premises. Inference often connotes guesswork based on trivial or inadequate data or premises; in technical… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 inference — 1590s, from M.L. inferentia, from L. inferentem (nom. inferens), prp. of inferre (see INFER (Cf. infer)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 inference — [n] conclusion, deduction assumption, conjecture, corollary, guess, hint, interpretation, presumption, reading, reasoning, supposition; concept 689 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 inference — ► NOUN 1) a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. 2) the process of reaching a conclusion by inferring. DERIVATIVES inferential adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 inference — [in′fər əns] n. [ML inferentia] 1. an act or the process of inferring 2. a conclusion or opinion arrived at by inferring …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 inference — n. 1) to draw, make an inference from 2) an invalid; valid inference 3) an inference that + clause (we made the inference that she had been wrongly accused) * * * [ ɪnf(ə)rəns] make an inference from valid inference an invalid to draw an… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 inference */ — UK [ˈɪnf(ə)rəns] / US [ˈɪnfərəns] noun Word forms inference : singular inference plural inferences a) [countable] an opinion that you form about something that is based on information you already have inference from: It s impossible to make… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 inference — /in feuhr euhns, freuhns/, n. 1. the act or process of inferring. 2. something that is inferred: to make rash inferences. 3. Logic. a. the process of deriving the strict logical consequences of assumed premises. b. the process of arriving at some …

    Universalium

  • 15 inference — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fair, logical, reasonable, valid ▪ obvious VERB + INFERENCE ▪ draw, make …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 inference — in|fer|ence [ ınfərəns ] noun * count an opinion you form about something that is based on information you already have: inference from: It s impossible to make inferences from such a small sample. make/draw inferences: They hope to draw… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 inference — [[t]ɪ̱nfərəns[/t]] inferences 1) N COUNT An inference is a conclusion that you draw about something by using information that you already have about it. There were two inferences to be drawn from her letter. Syn: conclusion 2) N UNCOUNT Inference …

    English dictionary

  • 18 inference — The process of moving from (possibly provisional) acceptance of some propositions, to acceptance of others. The goal of logic and of classical epistemology is to codify kinds of inference, and to provide principles for separating good from bad… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 19 inférence — ● n. f. ►INTART * La réalisation d une déduction logique, utilisée par un système expert pour paraître intelligent. Voir aussi moteur d inférence. * Inférence de type: déduction du type des sorties d une fonction par l analyse du type des entrées …

    Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • 20 inference — in|fer|ence [ˈınfərəns] n 1.) something that you think is true, based on information that you have draw/make inferences (about/from sth) ▪ What inferences have you drawn from this evidence? 2.) [U] when someone infers something by inference ▪ He… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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