HyperDic: reasoning

English > 2 senses of the word reasoning:
NOUNcognitionreasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtthinking that is coherent and logical
ADJECTIVEallreasoning, intelligent, thinkingendowed with the capacity to reason
reasoning > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > reasoning: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningendowed with the capacity to reason.
Synonymsintelligent, thinking
Broaderrationalconsistent with or based on or using reason
Spanishinteligente, racional
Catalanintel·ligent, racional
English > reasoning: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThinking that is coherent and logical.
Synonymslogical thinking, abstract thought
Narroweranalysis, analytic thinkingThe abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, lineA course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood
conjecturereasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesisreasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
inference, illationThe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
prediction, anticipation, previsionThe act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
ratiocinationlogical and methodical reasoning
regress, reasoning backwardThe reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
synthesis, synthetic thinkingThe combination of ideas into a complex whole / whole
Broaderthinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentationThe process of using your mind to consider something carefully
Verbsreasonthink logically

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