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**logic**(n = noun.cognition) - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference;
is a kind of
philosophy
**logic**(n = noun.cognition) - reasoned and reasonable judgment; "it made a certain kind of logic"
is a kind of
common sense,
good sense,
gumption,
horse sense,
mother wit,
sense
**logic**(n = noun.cognition) - the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation; "economic logic requires it"; "by the logic of war"
is a kind of
principle
**logic**(n = noun.cognition) - the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations;
is a kind of
system,
system of rules
**logic**(n = noun.cognition) logical system, system of logic - a system of reasoning;
is a kind of
system,
system of rules

has particulars: modal logic

Derived forms noun logician

has particulars: aristotelian logic, formal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic

Derived forms noun logician

- 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; the science of correct reasoning. [
*1913 Webster*]" Logic is distinguished as pure and applied. “Pure logic is a science of the form, or of the formal laws, of thinking, and not of the matter. Applied logic teaches the application of the forms of thinking to those objects about which men do think.” "Abp. Thomson. *Abp. Thomson.*[*1913 Webster*]"Logic is the science of the laws of thought, as thought; that is, of the necessary conditions to which thought, considered in itself, is subject." [*1913 Webster*] - A treatise on logic; as, Mill's Logic. [
*1913 Webster*] - correct reasoning; as, I can't see any logic in his argument; also, sound judgment; as, the logic of surrender was uncontestable. [
*PJC*] - The path of reasoning used in any specific argument; as, his logic was irrefutable. [
*PJC*] - 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. [
*PJC*]

1 a the science of reasoning, proof, thinking, or inference. b a particular scheme of or treatise on this.

2 a a chain of reasoning (I don't follow your logic). b the correct or incorrect use of reasoning (your logic is flawed). c ability in reasoning (argues with great learning and logic). d arguments (is not governed by logic).

3 a the inexorable force or compulsion of a thing (the logic of events). b the necessary consequence of (an argument, decision, etc.).

4 a a system or set of principles underlying the arrangements of elements in a computer or electronic device so as to perform a specified task. b logical operations collectively.

Derivative

logician n.

Etymology

ME f. OF logique f. LL logica f. Gk logike (tekhne) (art) of reason: see LOGOS

_Major Premise_: Sixty men can do a piece of work sixty times as quickly as one man.

_Minor Premise_: One man can dig a posthole in sixty seconds; therefore --

_Conclusion_: Sixty men can dig a posthole in one second.

This may be called the syllogism arithmetical, in which, by combining logic and mathematics, we obtain a double certainty and are twice blessed.

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