noun Etymology: Middle English logik, from Anglo-French, from Latin logica, from Greek logikē, from feminine of logikos of reason, from logos reason — more at legend Date: 12th century 1. a. (1) a science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration ; the science of the formal principles of reasoning (2) a branch or variety of logic <
modal logic
Boolean logic
(3) a branch of semiotic; especially syntactics (4) the formal principles of a branch of knowledge b. (1) a particular mode of reasoning viewed as valid or faulty (2) relevance, propriety c. interrelation or sequence of facts or events when seen as inevitable or predictable d. the arrangement of circuit elements (as in a computer) needed for computation; also the circuits themselves 2. something that forces a decision apart from or in opposition to reason <
the logic of war
logician noun

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