Definition of Line of reasoning
1. Noun. A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning. "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
Generic synonyms: Abstract Thought, Logical Thinking, Reasoning
Specialized synonyms: Line Of Inquiry, Line Of Questioning, Casuistry, Policy
Derivative terms: Argue, Argue
Lexicographical Neighbors of Line Of Reasoning
Literary usage of Line of reasoning
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"disagreeable ; by a simple line of reasoning one can easily discover what they were accustomed to do by what they are instructed to avoid, and can guess ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Eminent Domain in the United States by John Lewis (1900)
"... express provision on the subject, the authorities almost uniformly hold that it is not a matter of constitutional right.20 The line of reasoning upon ..."
3. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads by Horace Gay Wood (1885)
"... and cannot upon any line of reasoning or equitable ground be extended to property acquired under legislative authority subsequently obtained. ..."
4. A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century by John Theodore Merz (1907)
"The development of this line of reasoning led to the employment of the statistical method, a view quite foreign to other branches of physical science. ..."
5. The Optical Indicatrix and the Transmission of Light in Crystals by Lazarus Fletcher (1892)
"... and, in the case of doubly refractive crystals, in different directions within the same body. Fresnel's line of reasoning, and the terms based upon ..."
6. Public Utilities: Their Fair Present Value and Return by Hammond Vinton Hayes (1915)
"Such a line of reasoning is contrary to the present interpretation of laws by the more radical ... Any such line of reasoning is unfair to the undertaking. ..."
7. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1901)
"If this line of reasoning at all indicates the nature of infinitude, ... Sufficient has been said on this point to indicate the line of reasoning to be ..."