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reasoning

 
Adjective reasoning has 1 sense
  1. intelligent, reasoning, thinking - endowed with the capacity to reason
    Antonym: irrational (indirect, via rational)
Noun reasoning has 1 sense
  1. reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought - thinking that is coherent and logical
    --1 is a kind of thinking, thought, cerebration, intellection, mentation
    --1 has particulars:
     analysis, analytic thinking; argumentation, logical argument, line of reasoning, line; conjecture; deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesis; inference, illation; prediction, anticipation, prevision; ratiocination; regress, reasoning backward; synthesis, synthetic thinking
    Derived form: verb reason3
Verb reason has 3 senses
  1. reason, reason out, conclude - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
    --1 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Derived forms: noun reason4, noun reason3, noun reason1, noun reasoner1
    Sample sentence:
    They reason that there was a traffic accident
  2. argue, reason - present reasons and arguments
    --2 is one way to present, represent, lay out
    Derived forms: noun reason4, noun reason3, noun reasoner1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam wants to reason with Sue
    Sam and Sue reason
  3. reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
    --3 is one way to
    think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Derived forms: noun reason3, noun reasoner1, noun reasoning1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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