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  • One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
    One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inferable ĭn*fẽr"ȧ*b'l or ĭn*fĕr"- Capable of being inferred or deduced from premises. "A sufficient argument . . . is inferable from these premises."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inferable Capable of being inferred or deduced; that may be concluded from evidence or premises. Sometimes inferrible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Inferable that may be inferred or deduced
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.”
  • Harry Tennant
    Harry Tennant
    “Don't remember what you can infer.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. inferrein, into, ferre, to bring.


In literature:

But the inference was hasty.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
However, it is seldom that the conditions are so simple that some geological inference is not necessary.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
But this inference he very vehemently, and, we doubt not, very sincerely denied.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The strength of American slavery at that moment may be inferred from the fact, that we exported that year 872,905,996 lbs.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Their meaning is therefore left to inference and to the idiosyncrasy of individual interpretation.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
An inference deduced from a proved theorem in geometry is unquestionable.
"The Trial of Reuben Crandall, M.D. Charged with Publishing and Circulating Seditious and Incendiary Papers, &c. in the District of Columbia, with the Intent of Exciting Servile Insurrection." by Unknown
Change on a stupendous scale was inferred or observed to be everywhere in progress.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
And the fact is, of course, corroborative of the inference.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
We inferred from this that the row had been volcanic in character.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
His precise point of arrival was a matter of inference only, as in fact was his general purpose.
"Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles" by Alfred T. Mahan
But for several reasons the inference is not justified.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
There is no direct evidence as to the date of his birth but we may infer from the following facts that he was born not long before B.C.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
From this it might be inferred that they who adopt such a creed cannot be pantheists, but must be atheists.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Logic cares nothing about the exploratory process that culminates in inference, but limits itself to inference alone.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
It's coarse and fine, from which I infer it hasn't been through the screens.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
If the majority of the books are medical or legal, I infer that the man is a doctor or a lawyer.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
We may even infer, and infer correctly, from a single case.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
But it is only an inference: positive proof we have none.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
If there be no difference for the example the inference cannot emerge.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
We infer the relation of two objects from their relation to a third object.
"Thought-Culture" by William Walker Atkinson

In poetry:

From you
I infer all good: that true
Faith I hope which you advise.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Since then two hundred years have fled,
And, I infer, the calf is dead.
But still he left behind his trail,
And thereby hangs my moral tale.
"The Calf-Path" by Sam Walter Foss
But well she knew that poverty was hard,
And humble household cares not meant for her;
Nor cared she what the sentimental bard
Might warble or infer.
"A Romance In The Rough" by Arthur Patchett Martin
It was August the third,
And quite soft was the skies;
Which it might be inferred
That Ah Sin was likewise;
Yet he played it that day upon William
And me in a way I despise.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
But there it was! And you'll infer
I had not very long to wait
Before my red-hot love for her
Turned to unutterable hate.
So, when this state of things I found,
I naturally had her drowned.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
"My growth is not YOUR business, Sir!"
"No more it is, my boy!
But if it's YOURS, as I infer,
Why, Brown, I give you joy!
A man, whose business prospers so,
Is just the sort of man to know!
"Size And Tears" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

In this paper we present a general logical framework for (weighted) MAX-SAT problem, and study properties of inference rules for branch and bound MAX-SAT solver.
On this day — Fallout from a Texas Tribune poll that made explicit what many had already inferred.
How the biographer uses literary evidence to infer a life, and life to explain stories, as well as what the reader will accept, is almost a matter of individual taste.
NFL can't infer intent of Ndamukong Suh.
You can infer whatever you want to infer .
Mfume Refutes Sobhani Ad Endorsement Inference "…That is a Lie.".
Broadcore Partners with Inference Solutions to Make Application Deployment Easier and Cost-Effective.
Premises Liability – Adverse inference denied in slip-and-fall case.
Intent Inference for Collaborative Tasks.
Plan recognition is the process of inferring other agents' plans and goals based on their observable actions.
Kraken skeptics say a new theory proposing the existence of a real-life 200-million-year-old Kraken sea monster involves too much inference and guesswork to be serious science.
The idea is to sample data from a BN, learn a latent tree model (LTM) from the data offline, and when online, make inference with the LTM instead of the original BN.
In fact, often the answers you give are less important than the inferences that an interviewer makes from them.
That would eliminate any inference of a conflict of interest.
Omega demonstrates inference for e-pedigree—cartons to case.

In science:

Then the results show evidence that the dynamic universality class of the trinary RBPF should not belong to that of the Ising model, as inferred by Jacobsen and Cardy .
Critical dynamics and universality of the random-bond Potts ferromagnet with tri-distributed quenched disorders
In this section we study information which can be inferred from the knowledge of the behaviour of random walks on subgraphs.
Classification on the average of random walks
From the equality (2) and the definition of ”association” we infer the existence of an index α′ ∈ A, α′ > ˜α for which pα ˜α ◦ p ˜αα′ = η ◦ ˜f ′ ◦ p ˜αα′ .
Movable categories
Figure 5 (Bottom Panel), where we present the variation of the toroidal field within the overshoot layer with the critical field Bc, lends further credence to the above inferences.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
Our pixel detectors are expected to be very low-noise devices, as can be inferred by the data discussed previously.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Conditional inference and logic for intel ligent systems.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
Probabilistic reasoning in intel ligent systems: networks of plausible inference.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
In Foundations of probability theory, statistical inference, and statistical theories of science (Proc.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
In order to infer what is the orientation of the mean heat flow, let us turn to above formulae (21) and (23).
Stationary flows in quantum dissipative closed circuits as a challenge to thermodynamics
This simplified model for Qν implies values of χν from which the grain temperature can be inferred, although this model does not include any spectral features such as those produced by silicates.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
To estimate ˙Mgr, we need to infer the absolute value of χν as well as its variation as a function of frequency.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
L2 Pup is a variable star, and the models of Winters et al. (2000) are consistent with our inferred mass loss rate.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
Consequently, using equation (7), we expect from the inferred increase in T∗ that Fν (12 µm) should have risen by at least 8%.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
Finally we can infer, that the measures RR and L are suitable in order to find the nonlinear relation between the considered data series, where the linear analysis is not able to detect this relation.
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
The shape and normalization of the early AG are precisely the expected ones (the inferred local density is 0.54 cm−3 at x ≃ 0.46 pc).
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs