(uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
A statement of what will happen in the future.
‘"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." Yogi Berra or Robert Storm Petersen (in translation from Danish)’;
(countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
A probability estimation based on statistical methods.
The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
‘Though it may chance to be right in the conclusions, it is yet unjust and mistaken in the method of inference.’;
The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.
‘The predictions of cold and long winters.’;
That which inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
‘These inferences, or conclusions, are the effects of reasoning, and the three propositions, taken all together, are called syllogism, or argument.’;
the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
a statement made about the future
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
‘it seemed a fair inference that such books would be grouped together’; ‘researchers are entrusted with drawing inferences from the data’;
A prediction (Latin præ-, and dicere, ), or forecast, is a statement about a future event. They are often, but not always, based upon experience or knowledge.
‘before,’; ‘to say’;
the process of inferring something
‘his emphasis on order and health, and by inference cleanliness’;
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to logical consequences; etymologically, the word infer means to . Inference is theoretically traditionally divided into deduction and induction, a distinction that in Europe dates at least to Aristotle (300s BCE).