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English noun: inference

1. inference (cognition) the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation


Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

Narrower (hyponym)analogy, corollary, deduction, derivation, entailment, extrapolation, implication, presumption

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