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1. (Philosophy / Logic) the branch of philosophy concerned with analysing the patterns of reasoning by which a conclusion is properly drawn from a set of premises, without reference to meaning or context See also formal logic, deduction  induction 
2. (Philosophy / Logic) any particular formal system in which are defined axioms and rules of inference Compare formal system, formal language
3. the system and principles of reasoning used in a specific field of study
4. a particular method of argument or reasoning
5. force or effectiveness in argument or dispute
6. reasoned thought or argument, as distinguished from irrationality
7. the relationship and interdependence of a series of events, facts, etc.
(Philosophy / Logic)
chop logic to use excessively subtle or involved logic or argument
9. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) Electronics Computing
a. the principles underlying the units in a computer system that perform arithmetical and logical operations See also logic circuit
b. (as modifier) a logic element
[from Old French logique from Medieval Latin logica (neuter plural, treated in Medieval Latin as feminine singular), from Greek logikos concerning speech or reasoning]
logic /ldk/ n. [U] 1 a system of reasoning: She uses logic not emotion in all her decisions. 2 the study of principles of inference and reasoning: A course in mathematical logic can be quite difficult.
Thesaurus: logic 1 reason, good judgment, common sense 2 inductive reasoning.