Hypertext Webster Gateway: "logic"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Logic \Log"ic\, n. [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}.]
1. 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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

logic
n 1: the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
2: reasoned and reasonable judgment; "it made a certain kind of
logic"
3: the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or
situation; "economic logic requires it"; "by the logic of
war"
4: a system of reasoning [syn: {logical system}, {system of
logic}]


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