Meaning of LOGIC in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlä-jik ]


Etymology: Middle English logik, from Anglo-French, from Latin logica, from Greek logikē, from feminine of logikos of reason, from logos reason — more at legend

Date: 12th century



(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 semiotic ; especially : syntactics

(4) : the formal principles of a branch of knowledge


(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

• lo·gi·cian lō-ˈji-shən noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.