Definition of inference :
1. That which inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
2. The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
feeling, demonstration, eduction, certainty, evidence, result, answer, viewpoint, illation, attitude, view, judgment, stand, self-assessment, concentration, proof, surmise, summation, soul-searching, focus, reputation, reflection, stance, reasoning, sequitur, introspection, impression, consequence, illative, forethought
calculation (part of speech: noun)
enumeration, statistics, calculation, evaluation, thought, approximation, value, conclusion, judgement, mathematics, tally, estimation, account, supposition, presumption, consideration, rank, assessment, arithmetic, method, computation, schedule, appraisal, program, study, plot, division, system, calculus, quantification, score, guess, algorithm, gauge, multiplication, sum, count, plan, reckoning, valuation, deduction, triangulation, determination, algebra, scheme, measurement, total
topic (part of speech: noun)
position, principle, argument, problem, paradigm, theorem, hypothesis, essay, axiom, issue, postulation, idea, motif, opinion, text, statement, matter, conjecture, topic, thesis, exposition, assertion, theme, assumption, belief, basis, subject, point, question, dissertation, contention, premise, concept, query
reason (part of speech: noun)
- The inference that Kemp had been inside the house was irresistible. - "The Hampstead Mystery", John R. Watson.
- It is only by inference that the fire is judged to be the cause of the heat which we feel in our body. - "Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays", Bertrand Russell.
- It was but a reasonable inference to say No. These invisible thoughts and aspirations have also a future- a destiny in a, to us, still invisible world- in the Life of the Spirit. - "The Prodigal Returns", Lilian Staveley.