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INFERENTIAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does inferential mean? 

INFERENTIAL (adjective)
  The adjective INFERENTIAL has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: INFERENTIAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFERENTIAL (adjective)


Sense 1inferential [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

illative; inferential

Context example:

the illative faculty of the mind

Pertainym:

inference (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)


Sense 2inferential [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion

Similar:

deductive (involving inferences from general principles)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


Sense 3inferential [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference

Synonyms:

illative; inferential

Context examples:

an illative conclusion / inferential reasoning

Similar:

deductive (involving inferences from general principles)


Sense 4inferential [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Derived or capable of being derived by inference

Similar:

connotative (having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit)


Sense 5inferential [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Based on interpretation; not directly expressed

Similar:

constructive (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development)


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