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Learner's definition of LOGIC

1 a : a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something

[noncount]

- If you just use a little logic, you'll see I'm right.
- the rules of logic
- There's no logic in/to your reasoning.
- I can't see the logic in always worrying about the future. = Where's the logic in always worrying about the future?
- There's some logic to/in what he says.
- She kept the dog, against all logic, after it attacked her. [=her decision to keep the dog was not logical/sensible]
- Her decision defies logic. [=her decision makes no sense; her decision is not logical]

[singular]

- There's a certain logic in/to what he says.

- I could not understand her logic in keeping the dog. [=I could not understand her reason for keeping the dog]
- I fail to see your logic. = I fail to see the logic behind/of your reasoning.
- faulty logic

2 [noncount] : the science that studies the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning

- a professor of logic

— see also fuzzy logic

3 [noncount] : the way facts or events follow or relate to each other

- The revolution proceeded according to its own logic.
- the logic of the situation

4 [noncount], technical : the arrangement of circuits in a computer

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