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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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For many years Jess had been employed about the cemetery as a man-of-all-work and it was his favorite pleasantry that he knew "every soul in the place." 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.
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With a majority of vehicles manufactured on advanced electrical engineering, adoption of electrical automotive pumps becomes inferable. Throughout the forecast period, more than three-fourth of the value of global automotive pumps market will be procured by sales of automotive pumps developed on electrical pumping technology.
"Resolution of the issue before the Court hinges on the mens rea inferable, if any, to one who 'aids' another in an unlawful act."
Proactive decision is where fog service migration is done in advance by predicting the user's mobility and the method is inferable where overall performance benefits from it.
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- The global cancer immunotherapy market is prognosticated to encounter a high rate of development over the coming years, inferable from the rise in number of people suffering from different types of cancers, according to a new report from US-based market intelligence company Transparency Market Research.
From these parameters, it is inferable that these animals suffered from normocytic-hypochromic anemia which is in accordance with the findings of Hamedani et al.
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The current digital revolution is typified by an intricate co-action between employee skills and smart capital in the workplace, and inferable alterations in job mobility for personnel and in output prices influencing customer demand for products and services.