inferred inferred  /ɪn ˈfɜrd/


  1. (v) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. (v) draw from specific cases for more general cases
  3. (v) conclude by reasoning; in logic
  4. (v) guess correctly; solve by guessing
  5. (v) believe to be the case


  1. Participants apparently inferred from their difficulty retrieving 12 examples that they must not be very assertive after all.
  2. In fact, they had it backward: the character of their candidate, they believed, would be inferred from the quality of his policies.
  3. The combination is not some witch's brew, as was inferred during the press conference announcing the arrests.


  1. Calibre Announces Updated NI 43-101 Inferred Resource Estimate at the 100% Owned Point Leamington Massive Sulphide ...

    Calibre Mining Corp. is pleased to announce a National Instrument 43-101 Inferred Resource Estimate at the Company's 100% owned Point Leamington Massive Sulphide Deposit in north-central Newfoundland, ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Increased Resources at Colomac "Well Exceeds" Nighthawk's Expectations; Contained Gold Ounces Up 45.3%

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. (NHK.V) reported an updated inferred mineral resource estimate of 39.815 million tonnes, with an average grade of 1.67 grams per tonne gold for 2.101 million ounces gold
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Nighthawk Reports 45.3% Increase in Contained Gold Ounces and 59% Increase in Average Grade in Updated Colomac ...

    Nighthawk Gold Corp. is pleased to report an updated Inferred Mineral Resource estimate, prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, , of 39.815 million tonnes with an average grade of 1.67 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It's inferred that Jonas had a poor relationship with his own daughter, so he's reluctantly becoming sort of a surrogate father to Jaime. Which depresses the hell out of me," the 52-year-old Ferrer says. "I'm a father now to some hot chick?...
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Miguel Ferrer Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. Lautenschlager wrote that "it can reasonably be inferred" from the language of the amendment "that neither the Legislature nor the people intended to invalidate domestic partnerships when they adopted this provision."
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: Peg Lautenschlager Source: The Capital Times

  3. "What confuses me is Scolari's comments about Carlos," Ferguson said Friday. "He inferred that Carlos had spoken to him and marked his card that Ronaldo was all right, but then gave a different story to the press to keep the Manchester United...
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: International Herald Tribune

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