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statistical inference
noun
1.
the theory, methods, and practice of forming judgments about the parameters of a population, usually on the basis of random sampling
Also called
inferential statistics
Compare
hypothesis testing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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