Definitions for logicˈlɒdʒ ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

log•icˈlɒdʒ ɪk(n.)

  1. the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. Category: Philosphy

    Ref: symbolic logic.

  3. a particular method of reasoning or argumentation.

  4. the system or principles of reasoning applicable to any branch of knowledge or study.

  5. reason or sound judgment, as in utterances or actions.

  6. the consistency to be discerned in a work of art, system, etc.

  7. any connection between facts that seems reasonable or inevitable.

  8. the arrangement of circuitry in a computer. a circuit or circuits designed to perform functions defined in terms of mathematical logic.

    Category: Computers

Origin of logic:

1325–75; ME logik < L logica, n. use of neut. pl. of Gk logikós of speech or reason. See logos , -ic

log′ic•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. logic(noun)

    the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

  2. logic(noun)

    reasoned and reasonable judgment

    "it made a certain kind of logic"

  3. logic(noun)

    the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation

    "economic logic requires it"; "by the logic of war"

  4. logic(noun)

    the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations

  5. logic, logical system, system of logic(noun)

    a system of reasoning

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. logic(noun)ˈlɒdʒ ɪk

    the thought process used to solve a problem, and how reasonable it seems

    I could see the logic of his solution.; Could you explain the logic behind this?

  2. logicˈlɒdʒ ɪk

    the science of how ideas can be connected to explain things rationally

    the principles of logic

Wiktionary

  1. logic(Noun)

    A method of human thought that involves thinking in a linear, step-by-step manner about how a problem can be solved. Logic is the basis of many principles including the scientific method.

  2. logic(Noun)

    The study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration.

  3. logic(Noun)

    The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of proof of statements.

  4. logic(Noun)

    A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model-theoretic semantics.

  5. logic(Noun)

    Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person.

    It's hard to work out his system of logic.

  6. logic(Noun)

    The part of an electronic system that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit.

    Fred is designing the logic for the new controller.

  7. logic(Verb)

    To engage in excessive or inappropriate application of logic.

  8. logic(Verb)

    To apply logical reasoning to.

  9. logic(Verb)

    To overcome by logical argument.

  10. logic(Adjective)

    logical

  11. Origin: From logike, from logica, from λογική, from properly feminine of λογικός, from λόγος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Logic(noun)

    the science or art of exact reasoning, or of pure and formal thought, or of the laws according to which the processes of pure thinking should be conducted; the science of the formation and application of general notions; the science of generalization, judgment, classification, reasoning, and systematic arrangement; correct reasoning

  2. Logic(noun)

    a treatise on logic; as, Mill's Logic

Freebase

  1. Logic

    Logic has two meanings: first, it describes the use of valid reasoning where it is used in most intellectual activities, including philosophy and science, or, second, it describes the study of modes of reasoning. It is primarily studied in the disciplines of philosophy, mathematics, semantics, and computer science. It examines general forms that arguments may take. In mathematics, it is the study of valid inferences within some formal language. Logic is also studied in argumentation theory. Logic was studied in several ancient civilizations, including India, China, Persia and Greece. In the West, logic was established as a formal discipline by Aristotle, who gave it a fundamental place in philosophy. The study of logic was part of the classical trivium, which also included grammar and rhetoric. In the East, logic was developed by Buddhists and Jainists. Logic is often divided into three parts, inductive reasoning, abductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Logic

    the science of correct thinking or of the laws which regulate thought, called also dialectics; or in the Hegelian system "the scientific exposition and development of those notions or categories which underlie all things and all being."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. logic

    An instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Logic

    The science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference and deals with the canons and criteria of validity in thought and demonstration. This system of reasoning is applicable to any branch of knowledge or study. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed & Sippl, Computer Dictionary, 4th ed)

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'logic' in Nouns Frequency: #1654


Translations for logic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

logic(noun)

(the study and art of) reasoning correctly.

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