meta·​log·​ic | \ ¦metᵊl¦äjik, -tə¦lä- \

Definition of metalogic

: a branch of analytic philosophy that deals with the critical examination of the basic concepts of logic abstracted from any meaning given them in the systems studied the metalogic which grounds or justifies the logical system as a whole— R. L. Barber

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History and Etymology for metalogic

Medieval Latin Metalogicus, title of a work on logic by John of Salisbury †1180 English ecclesiastical leader and classical scholar

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“Metalogic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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