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formal logic

noun
the branch of logic concerned exclusively with the principles of deductive reasoning and with the form rather than the content of propositions.

Origin:
1855–60

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formal logic
 
n
1.  Compare philosophical logic Also called: symbolic logic the study of systems of deductive argument in which symbols are used to represent precisely defined categories of expressions
2.  a specific formal system that can be interpreted as representing a fragment of natural argument

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