what is the difference between inference and assumption?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    ASSUMPTIONS-(dic def)something taken for granted: something that is believed to be true without proof

    Make no assumptions before looking at the evidence

    C. S. Lewis Reflections on the Psalms 1961

    Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    EXAMPLES of assumption(in a sentence):

    "Make no assumptions before looking at the evidence."

    “Cruelty will be slyly advocated by the assumption that its only opposite is sentimentality."

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    INFERENCE-(dic def) a conclusion drawn from evidence or reasoning ;the process of reasoning from a premise to a conclusion;something that is implied

    Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    EXAMPLES of inference (in a sentence):

    "Valid inferences, applied to incorrect premises, can lead to either incorrect or correct conclusions."

    "The weather man accidentally made a false inference even though he had some evidence the weather would have 83% of mild showers."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Inference means that their is a factual basis for your interpretation of the events. Assumptions are based on previous interactions and their outcomes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The SENDER hints at something (infer) without adequate objective evidence.

    The RECEIVER assumes (assumption) something as true without adequate objective evidence.

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