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v. in·ferred, in·fer·ring, in·fers
1. To conclude from evidence or by reasoning: "For many years the cerebral localization of all higher cognitive processes could be inferred only from the effects of brain injuries on the people who survived them" (Sally E. Shaywitz).
2. To involve by logical necessity; entail: "Socrates argued that a statue inferred the existence of a sculptor" (Academy).
3. (Usage Problem) To indicate indirectly; imply.
To draw inferences.

[Latin īnferre, to bring in, adduce : in-, in; see in-2 + ferre, to bear; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

in·fer′a·ble adj.
in·fer′a·bly adv.
in·fer′rer n.
Usage Note: Infer is sometimes confused with imply, but the distinction careful writers make between these words is a useful one. When we say that a speaker or sentence implies something, we mean that it is conveyed or suggested without being stated outright: When the mayor said that she would not rule out a business tax increase, she implied (not inferred) that some taxes might be raised. Inference, on the other hand, is the activity performed by a reader or interpreter in drawing conclusions that are not explicit in what is said: When the mayor said that she would not rule out a tax increase, we inferred that she had consulted with new financial advisers, since her old advisers favored tax reductions.


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From the nature of what he was now doing it was inferable that the place was not so populous as its register may have shown it to be.
We know when we have a toothache, what we are thinking of, what dreams we have when we are asleep, and a host of other occurrences which we only know about others when they tell us of them, or otherwise make them inferable by their behaviour.
Inferable from these statements, are many collateral subtile matters touching the chase of whales.
Subcontractors proposal includes construction details and specifications omitted, or not shown, but inferable from or necessary for, a fully integrated system, compliant with local building codes and all other building systems.
Europe rose as the main market for wind power inferable from positive administrative approaches for the most part in EU-27 nations.
Yet, it could be inferable that a reflecting judgment thinks to itself a regulator principle and--for being a judgment--it must be in some determinant moment, even though it only exerts a subsumption (8) by concepts found in the reflection (9) itself.
Tenders are invited for the work required by this project shall consist of furnishing all labor, materials per plan detail or approved equal, transport, equipment, and supervision which are reasonable, property inferable and necessary for completion of work, whether specifically indicated in the contract documents or not.
Stranger asks its fictional viewers to stay critical regarding what they perceive on screen, persuades them to observe Hollywood's reduced capacity to provide spectators anything beyond question novel or surprising, and associates Hollywood films and audiences with the preservation of inferable platitudes employed to depict human relationships.
are inferable from the evidence but that when this sum is divided into
Because copy number analysis by NGS did not establish ploidy, low-level gains and losses could not be determined with confidence in samples without a clearly inferable diploid baseline.
The meaning of the message is not entirely inferable from the semantic characteristics.
In addition, it is inferable that life-threatening diseases had already taken hold among the Egyptians when Pharaoh pled for Moses to entreat God to remove from me just this death (Ex.