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  • adj. That can be implied or inferred.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being inferred or deduced from premises.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being inferred or deduced; that may be concluded from evidence or premises. Sometimes inferrible.


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  • Nonetheless, the exit that I muzzily forecast is looking more and more imminent, largely, one might say (as Larry Kudlow does), for reasons inferable from the Bernstein narrative.

    Almost a Prophet

  • The author's conclusion: Earth is the sole abode of intelligent life in the galaxy, the product of a profoundly improbable sequence of cosmic, geologic and climatic events—some thoroughly documented, some inferable from fragmentary evidence—that allowed our planet to become a unique refuge where life could develop to its full potential.

    The Loneliest Planet

  • Global warming was simply * credible*, very close to * supposable*, many might even say it teetered on * inferable*, but now, as we see, it is most definitely very likely*.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Apparently, it was “irrational” or “deranged” to attribute motives to them, clearly inferable from their actions, that they had not admitted.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Substantive Post About the Issues

  • I wonder at the fact that no one has really noticed the underhanded critique of the DND and the CF that is inferable from all of this: The implication contained in asking this question about Warman seems to be that he's over there basically as a rogue agent ignoring all the rules and the DND and the CF are just hunky dory with it.

    Levant on the warpath

  • Most of my professors were probably men of the left — that's what the surveys tell me — but that fact was never apparent to me, because, except in rare cases, their politics or even their ideological leanings were not inferable from their teaching or syllabi.

    On the Sadness of Higher Education

  • “Rich classes inferable from positive data: length-bounded elementary formal systems”, Information and Computation, 108: 175-186.

    Innateness and Language

  • The fact that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition is also inferable from the time it took the buildings to collapse (around 8 seconds), and corroborated by reputable architects, engineers, emergency responders, and demolitions experts.

    To Muslims of America, I Apologize

  • Now the placement of the words within the same field of vision encourages us to look at the words as being in some sort of unarticulated but inferable relationship with one another.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The inferable difference in genomes between two people of visibly different races is one-hundredth of 1 percent.

    Archive 2007-05-01


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