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What Is Infer? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS INFER – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS INFER

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary defines the term as the following:

  • deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • to derive as a conclusion from facts or premises
  • to involve as a normal outcome of thought
  • to point out
  • suggest or hint

Synonyms

Here are the following synonyms of this term:

  • deduce
  • reason
  • work out
  • conclude
  • conjecture
  • surmise
  • theorize
  • hypothesize
  • gather

Etymology

It is a late 15th century term from the Latin term inferre, which means  ‘bring in, bring about

Examples

Here are some of the examples:

  • May we infer deductively that they have been attained because of the increase of speculative transactions?
  • And from every experience they have had in their lives, we would be able to infer what was successful and what was not successful.
  • From this we may infer the limitation upon the width of the source of light, in order that the bands may be properly formed.
  • Nor is it unjust to infer that the sense of opposition provoked some of the Cynics to an overweening display of superiority.

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