Meaning of LOGIC in English

/ ˈlɒdʒɪk; NAmE ˈlɑːdʒɪk/ noun


[ U ] a way of thinking or explaining sth :

I fail to see the logic behind his argument.

The two parts of the plan were governed by the same logic.


[ U , sing. ] sensible reasons for doing sth :

Linking the proposals in a single package did have a certain logic.

a strategy based on sound commercial logic

There is no logic to / in any of their claims.


[ U ] ( philosophy ) the science of thinking about or explaining the reason for sth using formal methods :

the rules of logic


[ U ] ( computing ) a system or set of principles used in preparing a computer to perform a particular task



late Middle English : via Old French logique and late Latin logica from Greek logikē (tekhnē) (art) of reason, from logos word, reason.

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