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Observation vs. Inference

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Observationnoun

The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.

Inferencenoun

(uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.

Observationnoun

The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.

Inferencenoun

(countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.

Observationnoun

A remark or comment.

Inferencenoun

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.’;

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Observationnoun

A judgement based on observing.

Inferencenoun

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.’;

Observationnoun

Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.

Inferencenoun

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

Observationnoun

A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.

Inferencenoun

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’;

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Observationnoun

Philosophically as: the phenomenal presence of human being existence.

Inferencenoun

the process of inferring something

‘his emphasis on order and health, and by inference cleanliness’;

Observationnoun

The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.

‘My observation, which very seldom lies.’;

Inference

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).

‘carry forward’;

Observationnoun

The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.

‘In matters of human prudence, we shall find the greatest advantage in making wise observations on our conduct.’;

Observationnoun

An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.

‘To observations which ourselves we makeWe grow more partial for the observer's sake.’;

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Observationnoun

Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.

‘We are to procure dispensation or leave to omit the observation of it in such circumstances.’;

Observationnoun

The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.

Observationnoun

the act of making and recording a measurement

Observationnoun

the act of observing; taking a patient look

Observationnoun

facts learned by observing;

‘he reported his observations to the mayor’;

Observationnoun

the act of noticing or paying attention;

‘he escaped the notice of the police’;

Observationnoun

a remark expressing careful consideration

Observation

Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses.

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