A position arrived at by reasoning from premises or general principles
The inference was insulting.
The pre-existence of souls is another inference from the immutability of God.
"Dusty's not here," he said, irritated by the inference that he was somehow someone to be less feared.
This is, however, very doubtful, and an entirely different inference is possible.
The teacher asked the students to draw an inference based on the clues given in the storybook.