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logic (philosophy)

Definition:

a branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

logician | logistician

Plural:

logics

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

modal logic

Etymology:

Middle English logike from Old French logique from Latin logica from Greek...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of logic...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Logic

two senses; it's the study of modes of reasoning as well as the use of valid reasoning. In the latter sense, logic is used in most intellectual activities, including philosophy and science, but in the first sense, it's primarily studied in the... (42 of 8217 words, 2 images)

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Logic (disambiguation)

may refer to: Logic, the study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration Mathematical logic, a branch of mathematics that grew out of symbolic logic | Philosophical logic | Logic may also refer to: "A Logic Named Joe", a... (40 of 212 words, 10 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

logic

the study of correct reasoning, especially as it involves the drawing of inferences. This article discusses the basic elements and problems of ... (22 of 1046 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/346177​/logic

Collins Dictionary:

logic | -logy | redecraft [archaic, synonym] | chop logic [sense-specific] | -logical [derived] | -logic [combining form in adjective, derived]

the branch of philosophy concerned with analysing the patterns of reasoning ... | any particular formal system in which are defined axioms and rules ... (23 of 604 words, 12 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/logic

Merriam-Webster:

logic | intellection [synonym, sense-specific] | ratiocination [synonym, sense-specific] | reason [synonym, sense-specific] | reasoning [synonym, sense-specific] | sense [synonym, sense-specific] | cogency [similar, sense-specific] | coherence [similar, sense-specific] | logicality [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of ... | something that forces a decision apart from or in opposition to reason (25 of 257 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/logic

Wiktionary:

logic | logicked [past tense] | logicking [present participle] | logics [3rd-person singular present] | logick [archaic, sense-specific] | formal logic [synonym, sense-specific] | modern logic [synonym, sense-specific] | formal system [synonym, sense-specific] | predicate logic [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

logical | [uncountable] 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. | [philosophy, logic] The study of the ... (39 of 197 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/logic

Oxford Dictionary:

logic | the logic of | logician [derived]

reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity | a particular system or codification of the principles of proof and ... (21 of 183 words, 7 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/logic

American Heritage Dictionary:

logic

The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of ... | A system of reasoning | A mode of reasoning | The formal, guiding ... (24 of 157 words, 9 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/logic

New World Dictionary:

logic

the science of correct reasoning; science which describes relationships ... | a book dealing with this science | correct reasoning; valid induction or ... (21 of 136 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/logic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

logic

[uncountable] the way that someone connects ideas when they are explaining ... | [uncountable] the academic study of the way that ideas can be ... (23 of 125 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/logic

Random House Dictionary:

logic | -logic | logic circuit [computers, sense-specific]

the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference. | a particular method of reasoning or argumentation. | the ... (19 of 98 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/logic

Columbia Encyclopedia:

logic

the systematic study of valid inference. A distinction is drawn between logical validity and truth. Validity merely refers to formal properties of the ... (23 of 97 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0830165​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

logic [entry 1]

a particular way of thinking, especially one which is reasonable and based on good judgment (15 of 66 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/logic 1

logic [entry 2]

a formal scientific method of examining or thinking about ideas (10 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/logic 2

Encarta Dictionary:

logic

the branch of philosophy that deals with the theory of deductive and inductive arguments and aims to distinguish good from bad reasoning | any system ... (24 of 138 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699377​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

logic

Origin: Middle English logike from Old French logique from Latin logica from Greek logikē (technē), logical (art) from ... (17 of 49 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/logic

Online Etymology:

logic

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "branch of philosophy that treats of forms of thinking", from Old French logique, from Latin (ars) logica, from Greek logike ... (22 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=logic

Collins Dictionary:

logic | -logy

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French logique from Medieval Latin logica (neuter ... | from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos (22 of 36 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/logic

Wiktionary:

logic | logicked [past tense] | logicking [present participle] | logics [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old French logike, from Latin logica, from Ancient Greek λογική (logike, "logic"), from properly feminine of λογικός (logikós, "of or pertaining to speech or reason or reasoning, rational,... (28 of 34 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/logic

American Heritage Dictionary:

logic

Origin: Middle English, from Old French logique, from Latin logica, from Greek logikē (tekhnē), (art) of reasoning, logic, ... (17 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/logic

Merriam-Webster:

logic

First use: 12th century

Origin: Middle English logik, from Anglo-French, from Latin logica, from Greek logikē, from feminine of logikos of reason, from logos reason

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/logic

Oxford Dictionary:

logic | the logic of

Origin: late Middle English: via Old French logique and late Latin logica from Greek logikē (tekhnē) "(art) of reason", from logos "word, reason"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/logic

Encarta Dictionary:

logic

First use: 14th century

Origin: French logique from Greek logikē (tekhnē) "(art) of reason" from logos "word, reasoning"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699377​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

logic | logicked [past tense] | logicking [present participle] | logics [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "logic"

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Collins Dictionary:

logic | -logy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "logic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/logic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

logic

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

logic

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Cambridge Dictionary:

logic [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "logic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "logic"

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the Free Dictionary:

logic

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Google Dictionary:

logic | logics [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "logic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

logic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "logic"

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YourDictionary Audio:

logic

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freedictionary.org:

logic

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