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Noun
The thought processes leading to accepted theories or solutions
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“What was the reasoning behind Giorgio's conclusion that the pyramids were constructed by ancient aliens?”
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The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction
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The capacity of the mind to acquire and apply knowledge and skills
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The act of thinking
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A theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behavior
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The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
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The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject
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The characteristic way of thinking of a person or group
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Adjective
Endowed with the capacity to reason
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“The suspect was judged to be a reasoning being who was to be held fully accountable for his crimes.”
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Of or according to the rules of logic or formal argument
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Done or performed with a conscious purpose or intent
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Thinking
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Present participle for to use one's faculties for intellectualizing
“Such a child, left to himself, grows up unable to express himself and unable to reason.”
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Present participle for to arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“Scott reasoned that if Annabel were having a heart attack, she wouldn't be able to talk on the telephone.”
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Present participle for to state a logical assertion, or assertions, as part of an argument
“He tried to reason that the earth was flat, yet nobody would take him seriously.”
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(reason something out) Present participle for to find an answer to a problem by considering possible options
“Let's face this problem head on and try to reason it out.”
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(reason with) Present participle for to persuade with rational arguments
“Having to reason with a human and persuade her by the subterfuge of logic was exasperating.”
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