Reasoning - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːzənɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word reasoning
Brit.  |ˈriːz(ə)nɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word reasoning
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to reason

noun

- thinking that is coherent and logical

adjective

- endowed with the capacity to reason (syn: intelligent, thinking)

Examples

Could you explain your reasoning?

They told everyone the reasoning behind the decision.

a conclusion based on fallacious reasoning

Humans possess the power of reasoning.

What is the reasoning behind this decision?

Her reasoning that the crime had been committed elsewhere proved to be true.

She used sound reasoning in making the decision.

...let us premise certain things, such as every person's need for love, before beginning our line of reasoning...

There's no logic in your reasoning.

a conclusion based on deductive reasoning

...using deductive reasoning we must conclude that since everyone eventually dies, sooner or later it's going to be our turn...

...according to that line of reasoning, the eyewitness couldn't identify the aircraft, ergo it must have been from another planet...

I think his reasoning is a little fuzzy.

He justified his actions with specious reasoning.

I'll be blessed if I can see your reasoning.

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