from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or involving inference.
- adjective Derived or capable of being derived by inference.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to an inference; deduced or deducible by inference.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Deduced or deducible by inference.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived using
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
- adjective of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion
- adjective resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
- adjective derived or capable of being derived by inference
- adjective based on interpretation; not directly expressed
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Surveying a subset and generalizing the population from which it's drawn is what we call inferential statistics; it's a cornerstone of modern science and social research.
This group of techniques is commonly known as inferential statistics.
That is simple race-baiting by inference, what Stuart hall, the great intellectual, calls inferential racism.
Causes of the latter sort may be called inferential or hypothetical causes to distinguish them from those which are perceived.
These I may call inferential marks by the wayside, and with what is to follow are surely corroborative evidence strong enough to enable me to assume that I am on the right trail, and that "_Cheekanoo_" and John
-- The Sûtras proceed to dispose of the so-called inferential marks.
When this The ﬁ rst three reasons in the list include the possi - probability is calculated under the alternative bility of terminating the trial based on an interim hypothesis, this (conditional) probability is called inferential analysis.
It would only explain the existence of those penumbral connections if it was part of the meaning of names and demonstratives that they fill some kind of inferential role.
Now here's the key "inferential" point: the macaque brain is only about one-fourth as large as ours, and our neocortex is much larger than the macaque's neocortex, but neuroanato-mists typically agree that the structures in the neocortex of macaques and humans correspond relatively well despite these differences.
And I would always be very wary of acting on the kind of inferential intelligence that the United States tends to collect.