Inference Definition Essay Examples

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Inference is defined as a step of the mind, an intellectual act that someone concludes is true despite something else being true or seeming to be true. Inference can be both accurate or inaccurate, logical or illogical, justified or unjustified (R. Paul and L Elder, 2011). Assumption is defined as something we believed to be true or convinced that it has happen, without proof that it is true. An example of inference that I have made, is every time my son sees me he begins to cry. My inference is that he is hungry so my assumption is every time that he begins to cry I need to feed him. My second example is, when my security lights come on at night that it’s just my dog passing by. My inference is that my dog is the only thing in my yard at night.
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