[ UK /ɹˈiːzənɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɹizənɪŋ/ ]
  1. thinking that is coherent and logical
  1. endowed with the capacity to reason
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How To Use reasoning In A Sentence

  • Laplace called probability theory ‘the calculus of inductive reasoning.’
  • The majority reasoning was most clearly expressed by Justice Hayne.
  • It turned out I was pretty good in science. But again, because of the small budget, in science class we couldn't afford to do experiments in order to prove theories. We just believed everything. Actually, I think that class was called Religion. Religion class was always an easy class. All you had to do was suspend the logic and reasoning you were being taught in all the other classes. George Carlin 
  • Moreover, many insurance companies (including mine) refuse to pay the $30,000 cost, reasoning that any economic benefit they would recoup is years down the road. Beating Obesity
  • Anyway, what it shows is that the frontal cortex, where reasoning occurs, is deactivated, meaning that during the BIG O, the male of our species becomes, well, dumb. The Return of Ask Dr. SoT
  • Some of these commentators build up dialectics into an alternative to all previous forms of logic, something that supersedes such ordinary reasoning as the simple syllogistic form of argument set out on the first page of this chapter.
  • If the reform stuck to a market-based insurance system - so went the reasoning - access could be within reach of more people without causing disruptions to those benefiting from the status quo. Anja Rudiger: With all eyes on the 'market,' health reform overlooked human rights
  • In some things it may be well that emotion is greater than logic; but emotion _in logic_ is sad to contend with, sad even to contemplate -- and such is too often the reasoning of the untrained woman. Public Speaking
  • There is an uncanny resemblance between this reasoning and that which had earlier led John Dalton to an atomic theory of chemistry.
  • Next are online tests, such as numeracy and verbal reasoning. Times, Sunday Times
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