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reasoning

[ree-zuh-ning, reez-ning] /ˈri zə nɪŋ, ˈriz nɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of a person who reasons.
2.
the process of forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises.
3.
the reasons, arguments, proofs, etc., resulting from this process.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English resoninge. See reason, -ing2
Related forms
reasoningly, adverb
half-reasoning, adjective
nonreasoning, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halfreasoning

reasoning

/ˈriːzənɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of drawing conclusions from facts, evidence, etc
2.
the arguments, proofs, etc, so adduced
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Word Origin and History for halfreasoning

reasoning

n.

late 14c., "exercise of the power of reason; act or process of thinking logically;" also "an instance of this;" verbal noun from reason (v.).

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