Definition of Reasoning

1. Noun. Thinking that is coherent and logical.




2. Adjective. Endowed with the capacity to reason.
Exact synonyms: Intelligent, Thinking
Similar to: Rational
Derivative terms: Intelligence

Definition of Reasoning

1. n. The act or process of adducing a reason or reasons; manner of presenting one's reasons.

Definition of Reasoning

1. Noun. Action of the verb ''to reason''. ¹

2. Noun. The deduction of inferences or interpretations from premises; abstract thought; ratiocination. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of reason) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reasoning

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reasoning

reasonabilities
reasonability
reasonable
reasonable-person
reasonable care
reasonable doubt
reasonable person
reasonableness
reasonablenesses
reasonably
reasoned
reasoner
reasoners
reasonest
reasoneth
reasoning
reasoning(a)
reasoning backward
reasoning by elimination
reasonings
reasonist
reasonists
reasonless
reasonlessly
reasons

Literary usage of Reasoning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1907)
"An examination of the treatment of reasoning by most psychological writers ... For many centuries the syllogism was regarded as the only form of reasoning. ..."

2. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"In reasoning, A may suggest B ; but B, instead of being an idea which is simply obeyed by us, is an idea which suggests the distinct additional idea C. And ..."

3. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1902)
"IN Reasoning, WE PICK OUT ESSENTIAL QUALITIES. The chief of these purposes is predication, a theoretic function which, though it always leads eventually to ..."

4. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"IN Reasoning, WE PICK OUT ESSENTIAL QUALITIES, The chief of these purposes is predication, a theoretic function which, though it always leads eventually to ..."

5. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon (1896)
"The reasoning power of crowds. Crowds are not to be influenced by ... reasoning of crowds is always of a very inferior order —There is only the appearance ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Reasoning does not go on in a vacuum, nor is it a separate and distinct function of mind that in some mysterious way spins truth out of itself. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It follows from what has been said that reasoning is not a process or function of mind that can go on apart from experience. The thinkers of the modern ..."

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