process+of+reasoning

  • 1 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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  • 2 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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  • 3 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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  • 4 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

  • 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 Process calculus — In computer science, the process calculi (or process algebras) are a diverse family of related approaches to formally modelling concurrent systems. Process calculi provide a tool for the high level description of interactions, communications, and …

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

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  • 8 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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  • 9 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

  • 10 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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  • 11 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

  • 12 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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  • 13 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

  • 14 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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  • 15 Process — In anatomy, a process is a projection from a structure. The process of the mandible is the part of the lower jaw that projects forward. In a more general sense, a process is a series of actions or events that are part of a system or of a… …

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  • 16 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… …

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  • 17 reasoning — reasoningly, adv. /ree zeuh ning, reez ning/, n. 1. the act or process of a person who reasons. 2. the process of forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises. 3. the reasons, arguments, proofs, etc., resulting from this… …

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  • 18 reasoning — rea•son•ing [[t]ˈri zə nɪŋ, ˈriz nɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) the act or process of a person who reasons 2) the process of forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises 3) the reasons, arguments, proofs, etc., resulting from this process …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 reasoning — /ˈrizənɪŋ/ (say reezuhning), /ˈriznɪŋ/ (say reezning) noun 1. the act or process of someone who reasons. 2. the process of drawing conclusions or inferences from facts or premises. 3. the reasons, arguments, proofs, etc., resulting from this… …

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  • 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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