inferential inferential  /ɪn fə ˈrɛn ʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
  2. (adj) of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion
  3. (adj) resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
  4. (adj) derived or capable of being derived by inference
  5. (adj) based on interpretation; not directly expressed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I view polls like this as akin to entrapment - they are goading you into making an inferential error.
  2. I indicated that Judis and Teixeira made at least four inferential errors in their article, and I outlined two of them.
  3. I view polls like this as akin to entrapment - they are goading you into making an inferential error.

Quotes

  1. In a concurring opinion, justice Annette Ziegler wrote that Shaibani was an important witness because he "assisted the jury in making an inferential step towards guilt."
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Annette Ziegler Source: Rhinelander Daily News

  2. "It can be increasingly difficult for us to prove our cases because of an apparent trend by the courts to be reluctant to accept inferential evidence or circumstantial evidence and because of the fact that witnesses now are being well-schooled as to...
    on Aug 2, 2006 By: Graeme Samuel Source: ABC Online

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