Definition of statistical inference in English:

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statistical inference

noun

The theory, methods, and practice of forming judgments about the parameters of a population and the reliability of statistical relationships, typically on the basis of random sampling.
Example sentences
  • We propose a new method for approximate Bayesian statistical inference on the basis of summary statistics.
  • The development of theoretical models that can aid in understanding complicated demographic histories and provide a basis for methods of statistical inference has been another major aim of recent work.
  • His articles are more of a contribution to probability theory than to simultaneous statistical inference, and the reader in search of a convenient reference for such use might prefer.

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Syllabification: sta·tis·ti·cal in·fer·ence

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