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draw an inference

To come to or infer a conclusion from or regarding the information with which one is presented. If we look at the data across all demographics in the country, we can draw an inference as to the effect this policy has had. I invite the public to draw an inference from the televised debates as to who is truly better able to lead the country.
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draw an inference

Conclude, as in From his wording, we can draw the inference that he disapproves. This idiom is a long-winded way of saying infer. [Late 1600s]
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DOAR will continue to build upon Inference Data's electronic discovery platform by enhancing its analytics-driven assessment and review technology, which is specifically designed to streamline document review and reduce the costs associated with the management, review and production of electronic discovery.
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One key technique in biological inference is phenotypic anchoring, using known biological information to interpret signals, or uncharacterized data, from genomics experiments.
The court pointed out that the test is not whether the inference drawn is the only inference, but, rather, whether the inference drawn is a reasonable one.
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Casey shows quite skillfully that Alexander Campbell's increasing use of necessary inference was one of the main traits that distinguished him as a moderate in the Restorationist movement.
Given the conference report's express recognition of differing court opinions, the acknowledgment of the pending Supreme Court decision in O'Gilvie and the explicit statement that no inference is intended as to the proper interpretation of prior law, O'Gilvie puts a taxpayer at significant risk if he or she received punitive damages in open tax years.
This assumption that disposition and situation operate independently leads many theorists to argue further that the most noticeable actions of other people often generate inferences about their enduring psychological traits.
At a minimum, they will require that the inference be reasonable in light of the facts of the case.
These components are: Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition Subsystem, Knowledge Base Subsystem, Explanation Subsystem, User Interface, and Uncertainty Handling Subsystem.
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Second Edition focuses on Bayesian methods that can be used for inference, and it also addresses how these methods compare favorably with frequentist alternatives.
NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Inference Data LLC and DOAR Litigation Consulting ("DOAR") today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which DOAR will acquire Inference Data, a leader in analytics and electronic discovery software.
Inference and the metaphysic of reason; an onto-epistemological critique.