[in-fuh-ren-shuh l]


of, pertaining to, by, or dependent upon inference.

Origin of inferential

1650–60; < Medieval Latin inferenti(a) inference + -al1
Related formsin·fer·en·tial·ly, adverbnon·in·fer·en·tial, adjectivenon·in·fer·en·tial·ly, adverbun·in·fer·en·tial, adjectiveun·in·fer·en·tial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for inferential

likely, presumed

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British Dictionary definitions for inferential



of, relating to, or derived from inference
Derived Formsinferentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inferential

1650s, from Medieval Latin inferentia (see inference) + adj. suffix -al (1).

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