NounLogic (countable and uncountable; plural Logics)
- (uncountable) 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.
- (philosophy, logic) The study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration.
- (uncountable) (mathematics) The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of proof of statements.
- (countable) (mathematics) A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model-theoretic semantics.
- (uncountable) Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person.
- It's hard to work out his system of logic.
- (uncountable) The part of an electronic system that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit.
- Fred is designing the logic for the new controller.
- (mathematics, study): formal logic, modern logic
- (mathematics, system): formal system
- (philosophy): predicate logic
Adjectives for Logic
unerring; remorseless; persistent; energetic; soundest; dangerous; delightful; rigorous; symbolic; feminine; erstwhile; convincing; uncharitable; unanswerable; aesthetic; dispassionate; vast; cruel; hasty; imperfect; triumphant; inexorable; simple; compelling; pitiless; easy; strict; subtle; inevitable; unyielding; blundering; naked; suicidal.
Verbs for Logic
condemn—; defy—; demonstrate—; endorse —; govern by—; indicate—; judge—; lame —; practise—; question—; reduce to—; refute—; require—; review—; warp—; ween from—; —analyzes; —annihilates; —convinces; —deduces; —determines; —dictates; —evolves; —prevails; —solves; —speculates.
Aristotelian logic, Boolean algebra, Ramistic logic, admissibility, aesthetics, algebra of classes, algebra of relations, axiology, casuistry, common sense, cosmology, deduction, dialectic, dialectics, doctrine of inference, doctrine of terms, epistemological logic, epistemology, ethics, experimental logic, first philosophy, formal logic, gnosiology, good sense, intelligence, judiciousness, justifiability, justness, logicality, logicalness, logics, logistic, material logic, mathematical logic, mental philosophy, metaphysics, moral philosophy, ontology, phenomenology, philosophastry, philosophic doctrine, philosophic system, philosophic theory, philosophical inquiry, philosophical speculation, philosophy, plausibility, practicality, presence of mind, propositional calculus, psychological logic, psychologism, ratiocination, rationality, reason, reasonability, reasonableness, reasoning, school of philosophy, school of thought, science of being, sense, sensibleness, set theory, sophistry, sound sense, soundness, sweet reason, theory of beauty, theory of knowledge, value theory, wisdom
From Old French logique < Latin logica < Ancient Greek λογική (logike, “logic”) < properly feminine of λογικός (logikós, “of or pertaining to speech or reason or reasoning, rational, reasonable”) < λόγος (logos, “speech, reason”).
- (RP) enPR: lŏj'ĭk, IPA: /ˈlɒdʒɪk/, SAMPA: /"lQdZIk/
- (US) enPR: lŏj'ĭk, IPA: /ˈlɑːdʒɪk/, SAMPA: /"lA:dZIk/
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- Rhymes: -ɒdʒɪk