logic
playSimple Definition of logic

: a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something

: a particular way of thinking about something

: the science that studies the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning
Full Definition of logic
1 a (1) : a science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration : the science of the formal principles of reasoning (2) : a branch or variety of logic <modal logic> <Boolean logic> (3) : a branch of semiotics; especially : syntactics (4) : the formal principles of a branch of knowledge b (1) : a particular mode of reasoning viewed as valid or faulty (2) : relevance, propriety c : interrelation or sequence of facts or events when seen as inevitable or predictable d : the arrangement of circuit elements (as in a computer) needed for computation; also : the circuits themselves
2 : something that forces a decision apart from or in opposition to reason <the logic of war>
Examples of logic
If you just use a little logic, you'll see I'm right.
There's no logic in your reasoning.
There's some logic to what he says.
There's a certain logic in what he says.
The revolution proceeded according to its own logic.
the logic of the situation
Origin of logic
Middle English logik, from AngloFrench, from Latin logica, from Greek logikē, from feminine of logikos of reason, from logos reason — more at legend
First Known Use: 12th century
Other Logic Terms
LOGIC Defined for Kids
logic
playDefinition of logic
1 : a proper or reasonable way of thinking about something : sound reasoning <There's no logic in what you said.>
2 : a science that deals with the rules and processes used in sound thinking and reasoning
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