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Inference is

the act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
[i]nformation derived from analysis of information collected directly from communications by an eavesdropper or observer.[1]
the derivation of information, data, assumptions, or conclusions from facts, evidence, or another source of information or data.[2]
the ability to deduce the identity of a person associated with a set of data through "clues" contained in that information. This analysis permits determination of the individual's identity based on a combination of facts associated with that person even though specific identifiers have been removed, like name and social security number.[3]


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