infer VERB (inferred, inferring) deduce from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements.
DERIVATIVES inferable (also inferrable) adjective.
USAGE On the use of imply and infer, see the note at IMPLY(Cf. ↑imply).
ORIGIN originally in the sense «bring about, inflict»: from Latin inferre 'bring in, bring about' .

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  • Inferable — In*fer a*ble ([i^]n*f[ e]r [.a]*b l or [i^]n*f[e^]r ; 277), a. Capable of being inferred or deduced from premises. [Written also {inferrible}.] H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] A sufficient argument . . . is inferable from these premises. Burke. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inferable — index constructive (inferential), deductible (provable), deductive, presumptive, provable Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • inferable — see infer 1 …   Modern English usage

  • inferable — adjective see infer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inferable — See infer. * * * …   Universalium

  • inferable — adjective Pertaining to something that can be implied or inferred …   Wiktionary

  • inferable — in fer·a·ble || ɪn fÉœrÉ™bl / fɜːr adj. can be derived, deducible, can be concluded, can be inferred …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inferable — a. [Written also Inferrible.] Deducible, to be inferred or concluded …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inferable — in·fer·able …   English syllables

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