Definition of reasoning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈriːzənɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːzənɪŋ//
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the process of thinking about things in a logical way; opinions and ideas that are based on logical thinking What is the reasoning behind this decision? This line of reasoning is faulty.Extra examples I cannot accept the reasoning that led the trial court to its decision. Many people challenged the reasoning behind the proposal. She seemed to have lost her powers of reasoning. The implication of this line of reasoning is that globalization of capital is destructive. The same reasoning applies to the current situation. Their reasoning is based on a false analogy. This reasoning suggests the education process is simpler than it actually is. a rather confused piece of reasoning reasoning about art the circularity in their reasoning the reasoning adopted by the court Could you please explain the reasoning behind this decision? It was difficult to follow his line of reasoning. Such reasoning has two flaws. The first group were given tests based on verbal and deductive reasoning. Why will some people not allow scientific reasoning to be applied to religious matters? You are an intelligent human being with advanced powers of reasoning.
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