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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.
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Prosecutors have often been allowed to prove criminal "knowledge" inferentially by circumstantial evidence, and some courts have gone as far as to include a manager's "willful blindness" to the facts as sufficient to prove knowledge or intent.
Thus, inferentially, player as well as team performance could dictate future roster shakeups.
Inferentially, they included both plateau and riverine pueblos.
Thus, although random variations alter demand for assistance for particular problems in the sequence of 80 problems newly generated for each session of DynaMath, the program succeeds in controlling difficulty at inferentially more meaningful levels of aggregation.
As described by Richard Kluger in his book on The New York Herald Tribune, "The Paper," Wolfe invented a prose style "of utter distinctiveness, shifting restlessly back and forth in time and place to gather dimension and perspective as he traveled, absorbing images in multicolored flashes, dialogue in all its often inarticulate inanity, and a surfeit of physical particulars that were both vivifying and inferentially judgmental.
The Bayesian inference problem becomes more complicated, both representationally and inferentially, with multiple topics than with the single-topic formulation shown in Figure 1.
But it still remains that this is only inferentially known, since Paul's Old Testament explicit citations do not include an appeal to [GREEK TEXT OMITTED] found in Lev.
Ultimately the employer, in granting an employee the power to endorse the employer's name, inferentially grants the employee the legal power to take checks and personally deposit them in their own bank account.
I didn't have shoes that fit." The pancake-and-cereal dinners and the hand-me-down shoes are there, all right, but not as part of some contest inferentially "won" by someone who grew up on the streets.
Neither is the occasion nor the date, inferentially July or August 1993, of the panel discussion from which the book derived.
Meanwhile, in the liberal democratic tradition where law is a premise for and encasement of will, the Constitution is seen as the charter of the national government, and, inferentially, all the states as well.
Nontariff barriers pose a variety of problems for researchers attempting to estimate their impact.(14) One approach is to attempt to measure them inferentially. The usual procedure is to estimate econometrically a model of international trade and then to ascribe to trade policy the differences between actual and predicted trade flows.(15) Conventional "gravity model" regressions were estimated for U.S.