What does Logic mean?

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ˈlɒdʒ ɪkLog·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. logicnoun

    the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

  2. logicnoun

    reasoned and reasonable judgment

    "it made a certain kind of logic"

  3. logicnoun

    the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation

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

  4. logicnoun

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

  5. logic, logical system, system of logicnoun

    a system of reasoning

GCIDE

  1. Logicnoun

    correct reasoning; as, I can't see any logic in his argument; also, sound judgment; as, the logic of surrender was uncontestable.

    Etymology: [OE. logike, F. logique, L. logica, logice, Gr. logikh` (sc. te`chnh), fr. logiko`s belonging to speaking or reason, fr. lo`gos speech, reason, le`gein to say, speak. See Legend.]

  2. Logicnoun

    The path of reasoning used in any specific argument; as, his logic was irrefutable.

    Etymology: [OE. logike, F. logique, L. logica, logice, Gr. logikh` (sc. te`chnh), fr. logiko`s belonging to speaking or reason, fr. lo`gos speech, reason, le`gein to say, speak. See Legend.]

  3. Logicnoun

    (Electronics, Computers) A function of an electrical circuit (called a gate) that mimics certain elementary binary logical operations on electrical signals, such as AND, OR, or NOT; as, a logic circuit; the arithmetic and logic unit.

    Etymology: [OE. logike, F. logique, L. logica, logice, Gr. logikh` (sc. te`chnh), fr. logiko`s belonging to speaking or reason, fr. lo`gos speech, reason, le`gein to say, speak. See Legend.]

Wiktionary

  1. logicnoun

    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.

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

  2. logicnoun

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

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

  3. logicnoun

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

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

  4. logicnoun

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

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

  5. logicnoun

    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.

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

  6. logicnoun

    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.

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

  7. logicverb

    To engage in excessive or inappropriate application of logic.

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

  8. logicverb

    To apply logical reasoning to.

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

  9. logicverb

    To overcome by logical argument.

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

  10. logicadjective

    logical

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Logicnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. logike, F. logique, L. logica, logice, Gr. logikh` (sc. te`chnh), fr. logiko`s belonging to speaking or reason, fr. lo`gos speech, reason, le`gein to say, speak. See Legend.]

  2. Logicnoun

    a treatise on logic; as, Mill's Logic

    Etymology: [OE. logike, F. logique, L. logica, logice, Gr. logikh` (sc. te`chnh), fr. logiko`s belonging to speaking or reason, fr. lo`gos speech, reason, le`gein to say, speak. See Legend.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Logic

    loj′ik, n. the science and art of reasoning correctly: the science of the necessary laws of thought.—adj. Log′ical, according to the rules of logic: skilled in logic: discriminating.—ns. Logical′ity, Log′icalness.—adv. Log′ically.—n. Logic′ian, one skilled in logic.—v.i. Log′icise, to argue.—Chop logic (see Chop); Deductive logic, logic independent of probability or quantitative considerations; Formal logic, logic regarded as a distinct science, independent of matters of fact; Inductive logic, the logic of scientific reasoning; Material logic, logic which takes into account natural fact or phenomena, as distinct from formal logic; Natural logic, the natural faculty of distinguishing the true from the false: the logical doctrine applicable to natural things as opposed to the logic of faith; Pure logic, the general laws of thought. [Gr. logikē, from logos, speech.]

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)

Editors Contribution

  1. logic

    The ability, act and process of to think, feel, know and understand in a step-by-step way.

    Logic is at the heart of human life and computer processing.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  
  2. logic

    The ability, act and process to think, see, feel, know and understand the effect of a proposed or perceived action, solution or choice.

    Logic is so important within life for us all.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 22, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Logic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4046

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Logic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Logic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Logic in a Sentence

  1. Wu Qian:

    In their heads they have an extremely strange logic: if the Chinese armed forces show off arms and equipment then it's a 'show of force', and if they don't then they 'lack transparency,'.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. We feel like we are drowning We feel like we are drowning and dissolving in nonsense, as if scattering in inevitability, we cease to exist. And feel the meaning. We stop breathing, choking on inevitability. 2. Life is literally everywhere Life is literally everywhere. All this looks like a single mechanism. Systematic movement of impulses, instincts. One network of karma. It is an endless tunnel of life. Where all destinies are linked to each other. All this is at home like microcircuits of society. In this I see a new manifestation of the universe of life. 3. Do you hear jazz You hear jazz. How the music sounds piercing your mind and thinking. Jazz is an energy that dissolves your brain and throws your thoughts into the abyss. As if the cigarette smoke is all that remains of our thoughts that burn out in us. This is the mood of the soul. This is the silence of the city and the romance of life. 4. Not being collected within is life within. Fauna of wild instincts that devour each other. Flora of emotions and feelings. Romantic landscapes of impressions. The evolution of thinking in one century. 5. Corporate giants Corporate giants are drifting away from reality. Cynicism forms levitation in them, progress forms in us oblivion in egoism. Cynicism is a low intellect in which we supposedly have to earn the recognition of a fool. Floating buildings are pure cynicism. It is levitation in dreams of greatness. Many of their own universe of skyscrapers are being formed where each floor is a stage of cynicism and blindness of the spirit. The universe is losing the basis of spiritual thinking. 6. Thinking is Thinking is a philosophical blender for awareness. It is insight that brings healing to our minds. 7. The brain as the basis of the technocracy of logic. It forms the details and the process of knowing the experience. 8. The brain is a looking glass of instincts. A mirror that distorts the truth with a vivid imagination of fear. Only love is a bridge with the outside world. 9. Lonely people move in the void of nonsense. 10. We endure a whole storm of illusions within ourselves. A storm born of fear and despair. Like an explosion leading into hyperspace where hundreds of millions of fear scenarios are played. It’s like cinema, and you are a screenwriter who endures it as if wears virtual glasses. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Jennifer Rupp:

    It could mean the end of the silicon era, giving us lower power consumption, the ability to compute more information, increased data storage and completely new logic patterns for our computers.

  4. Hassan Rouhani:

    Now that our enemies do not accept logic, we cannot respond with logic.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system. 2. Cynicism has an energetic vampirism of banality. 3. From a karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma. 4. Selfishness returns the logic of modern, indigenous culture, patriotic science, to the animal sources of survival. Billions of people each think about themselves, people will die of selfishness. 5. Business is a two-faced, hypocritical diplomacy of self-interest. 6. Psychology is a ludicrous attempt to rein in an unstable psyche with reins. Psychology thinks very stereotypically. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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