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statistical inference

[stə′tis·tə·kəl ′in·frəns]
(statistics)
The process of reaching conclusions concerning a population upon the basis of random samplings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

statistical inference

see PROBABILITY, STATISTICS.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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