Etymology
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reasoning (n.)

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

updated on May 14, 2021

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Definitions of reasoning from WordNet
1
reasoning (n.)
thinking that is coherent and logical;
Synonyms: logical thinking / abstract thought
2
reasoning (adj.)
endowed with the capacity to reason;
Synonyms: intelligent / thinking
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