Definition of Logic

1. Noun. The branch of philosophy that analyzes inference.

2. Noun. Reasoned and reasonable judgment. "It made a certain kind of logic"

3. Noun. The principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation. "By the logic of war"
Generic synonyms: Principle

4. Noun. The system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations.
Generic synonyms: System, System Of Rules
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

5. Noun. A system of reasoning.

Definition of Logic

1. n. 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.

Definition of Logic

1. Adjective. logical ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (context: philosophy logic) The study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of proof of statements. ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model-theoretic semantics. ¹

6. Noun. Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person. ¹

7. Noun. The part of an electronic system that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive pejorative) To engage in excessive or inappropriate application of logic. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To apply logical reasoning to. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To overcome by logical argument. ¹

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Definition of Logic

1. the science of reasoning [n -S]

Medical Definition of Logic

1. The science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference and deals with the canons and criteria of validity in thought and demonstration. This system of reasoning is applicable to any branch of knowledge or study. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Logic

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It is a question, however, whether they did not do as much harm to logic in one ... By withdrawing from the domain of logic what is empirical, and confining ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Formal logic may be defined as that science which has for its object the complete analysis and systematic presentation of the principles and methods of ..."

3. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"What I call applied logic (contrary to the common acceptation of this term, according to which it should contain certain exercises for the scholar, ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"logic, abridged by Day, $1.25 Wilt. Hays* E very-day Reasoning, $1.50 Clx. Hedge's Elements of logic, 70 с Нот, Hickok's logic of Reason, ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1833)
"Outline of a New System of logic, with a Critical Examination of Dr ... A Treatise on logic on the Basis of Aldrich, with Illustrative Notes by the Rev. ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"D., Professor of logic in ttie University of Aberdeen. ... FROM Aristotle, the father of the science, to the present day, logic has been one of the leading ..."

7. The Philosophical Review by Sage School of Philosophy, Cunningham, Gustavus Watts, 1881-, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Jacob Gould Schurman (1897)
"T)ERHAPS the objection most often urged against Hegel's logic is that it is not true to ... Almost every critic of the logic dwells at great length upon the ..."

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