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inference

noun
     
in‧fer‧ence
1 [countable] something that you think is true, based on information that you have
draw/make inferences (about/from something)
What inferences have you drawn from this evidence?
2 [uncountable] when someone infers something
by inference
He was portrayed as a hero and,by inference, Thompson as the villain.
inferential adjective:
inferential evidence
inferentially adverb

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