What does reasoning mean?

Definitions for reasoning
ˈri zə nɪŋ, ˈriz nɪŋrea·son·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtadjective

    thinking that is coherent and logical

  2. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)adjective

    endowed with the capacity to reason


  1. reasoningnoun

    Action of the verb to reason.

  2. reasoningnoun

    The deduction of inferences or interpretations from premises; abstract thought; ratiocination.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reasoningnoun


    Etymology: from reason.

    Those who would make use of solid arguments and strong reasonings to a reader of so delicate a turn, would be like that foolish people, who worshiped a fly, and sacrified an ox to it. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 32.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reasoning

    of Reason

  2. Reasoningnoun

    the act or process of adducing a reason or reasons; manner of presenting one's reasons

  3. Reasoningnoun

    that which is offered in argument; proofs or reasons when arranged and developed; course of argument

Editors Contribution

  1. reasoning

    The act, fact and natural quality of practical and logical reason

    Reasoning is important for human beings.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasoning' in Nouns Frequency: #3005

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasoning in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasoning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reasoning in a Sentence

  1. Chief Justice John Roberts:

    It is striking how much of the majority's reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.

  2. Kizza Ronald:

    The difference between a young man and a mature man is not the beard but the Brain(Reasoning) because even a young man can have beards but with shallow reasoning-Kizza Ronald-

  3. Pavel Popescu:

    The supreme reasoning behind our stance is the partnership with America and our key role in NATO's architecture.

  4. Lot Chakonza:

    thats why I insist that love itself is a mystery,which when allowed to haunt a man's mind,the power of reasoning itself may fail.

  5. Fulan Nasrullah:

    Under the Shekau reasoning, it is permissible to kill IDPs in camps.

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  • Chasity Charles
    Chasity Charles
    Reasoning is the same as reason
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assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
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