reasoning

  • 1 Reasoning — is the cognitive process of looking for reasons for beliefs, conclusions, actions or feelings. [ Kirwin, Christopher. 1995. Reasoning . In Ted Honderich (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Philosophy . Oxford: Oxford University Press: p. 748] Humans… …

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  • 2 Reasoning — Rea son*ing, n. 1. The act or process of adducing a reason or reasons; manner of presenting one s reasons. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is offered in argument; proofs or reasons when arranged and developed; course of argument. [1913 Webster] His… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 reasoning — reasoning; un·reasoning; …

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  • 4 reasoning — index contemplation, dialectic, discursive (analytical), judgment (discernment), justification, pensive …

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  • 5 reasoning — (n.) late 14c., exercise of the power of reason; act or process of thinking logically; an instance of this; see REASON (Cf. reason) (v.) …

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  • 6 reasoning — [n] logic, interpretation acumen, analysis, apriority, argument, case, cogitation, concluding, corollary, deduction, dialectics, exposition, generalization, hypothesis, illation, induction, inference, interpretation, logistics, premise, proof,… …

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  • 7 reasoning — [rē′zəniŋ] n. 1. the drawing of inferences or conclusions from known or assumed facts; use of reason 2. the proofs or reasons resulting from this …

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  • 8 Reasoning — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Reasoning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,477,} reasoning ratiocination rationalism Sgm: N 1 dialectics dialectics induction generalization GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 discussion discussion comment Sgm: N 2 …

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  • 9 reasoning — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ careful, sound ▪ circular, faulty, flawed, specious (formal) ▪ underlying ▪ …

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  • 10 reasoning — n. 1) cogent, logical, plausible, solid, sound reasoning 2) faulty; shrewd; specious reasoning 3) deductive; inductive reasoning 4) reasoning that + clause (her reasoning that the crime had been committed elsewhere proved to be true) * * * [… …

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  • 11 reasoning — Any process of drawing a conclusion from a set of premises may be called a process of reasoning. If the conclusion concerns what to do, the process is called practical reasoning, otherwise pure or theoretical reasoning. Evidently such processes… …

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  • 12 reasoning — rea|son|ing [ riznıŋ ] noun uncount the process of thinking about something in an intelligent and sensible way in order to make a decision or form an opinion: It s difficult to understand the judge s reasoning in this case. reasoning behind: The… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 reasoning — UK [ˈriːz(ə)nɪŋ] / US [ˈrɪz(ə)nɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the process of thinking about something in an intelligent sensible way in order to make a decision or form an opinion It s difficult to understand the judge s reasoning in this case. reasoning …

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  • 14 reasoning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Process of understanding Nouns 1. reasoning, ratiocination, rationalism, deduction, dialectics, induction, generalization, logic, synthesis, syncretism, analysis, rationalization, discursive or circular… …

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  • 15 reasoning — rea|son|ing [ˈri:zənıŋ] n [U] a process of thinking carefully about something in order to make a judgment scientific/logical/legal reasoning reasoning behind ▪ What is the reasoning behind this decision? …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 reasoning — [[t]ri͟ːzənɪŋ[/t]] reasonings N VAR Reasoning is the process by which you reach a conclusion after thinking about all the facts. ...the reasoning behind the decision... She was not really convinced by this line of reasoning …

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  • 17 reasoning — noun (U) a process of thinking carefully about something in order to make a judgement: logical reasoning | the reasoning behind: What is the reasoning behind this proposal? …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 reasoning — I noun thinking that is coherent and logical (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑logical thinking, ↑abstract thought • Derivationally related forms: ↑reason • Hypernyms: ↑th …

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  • 19 Reasoning — Reason Rea son (r[=e] z n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reasoned} (r[=e] z nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reasoning}.] [Cf. F. raisonner. See {Reason}, n.] 1. To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 reasoning — Synonyms and related words: Vernunft, abstract thought, act of thought, analysis, analytic, arguments, brain, brains, brainwork, cerebral, cerebration, cogitation, conceit, conception, conceptive, conceptual, conceptualization, creative thought,… …

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