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in·fer·ence

(in'fĕr-ens),
The logical process of passing from observations and axioms to generalizations; in statistics, the development of generalizations from sample data, usually with calculated degrees of uncertainty.

inference

(in′f(ĕ-)rĕns)
A conclusion drawn by a logical analysis of the available evidence.

inference

a conclusion about a population derived from a sample of the population.
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Speaker Sensitive to Part of Denotative intended context and lexical meaning meaning undetermined meaning Inferential No No Yes No Implicature No Yes Yes No Connotative No Yes Yes Yes Fuzzy Yes Yes Yes Yes Implied Resolved or by context inferred Inferential Yes Yes Implicature Yes Yes Connotative Yes Yes Fuzzy No No
While the results of this study support the hopelessness theory of depression by linking a negative inferential style to a past episode of depression, it's important to point out that the retrospective design allows for an alternative interpretation--the scar hypothesis, Dr.
The shape of the distribution affects the choice of inferential statistical techniques as well as the use of appropriate descriptive statistics.
This construction has come to be referred to as the "inferential," primarily because many negative inferentials are readily paraphrasable as "Don't infer X from Y," in the case of the following example: "Don't infer from what has just been said that the relevant committee of the BBC was seeking to generate social equality through language.
We confront the world of the text on our own, writing our ghost chapters, taking our inferential walks in the void, the sphere, the oddly unstable, but oddly liberating, constantly shifting terrain of textuality itself.
Let us assume that the method of tracking inferential connections fails us because all the anti-masturbation tracts do is to outbid each other with tales of the fearful consequences that befall the masturbator; the more restrained warn of teenage acne while the more extreme predict insanity and death.
Nevertheless, this is a comprehensive, authoritative, applications-oriented handbook that I highly recommend to clinical scientists who use inferential statistics in their research and to those who serve as instructors or consultants in the areas of statistical analysis and experimental design.
Yet despite "a lot of very compelling inferential evidence, there has not been a demonstration that one of these molecules actually is an odor receptor," says Glenn R.
No one has more than an educated guess about the true history of humankind, and it's not clear if anyone ever will, as all information predating the Egyptian and Sumerian writing systems is inferential.
Nossen is particularly adept at developing inferential, or circumstantial, proof using financial records.
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With the mapping to be procured imaging nanoindentor inferential tests will be carried out: