Inference

Pronunciation: /ˈɪn fər əns/ ?

When logical arguments are linked together, an inference is what one can conclude from the logical arguments.

Example
StatementDescription
All men are mortal.First premise
Socrates is a man.Second premise
Therefore Socrates is mortal.Inference or conclusion
Table 1: Deductive inference example

References

  1. inference. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=inference&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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2008-08-11: Added 'More Information' (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-15: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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