logic

noun
1 system of reasoning
ADJECTIVE
formal
mathematical
deductive, inductive
Aristotelian, classical
fuzzy
VERB + LOGIC
apply, use

Philosophers use logic to prove their arguments.

2 use of reason
ADJECTIVE
compelling, impeccable, inexorable

There is a compelling logic to his main theory.

faulty, flawed

In their faulty logic, this is a great injustice.

perverse, strange, twisted

What kind of twisted logic is that?

circular

This is clearly a case of circular logic.

basic, simple

The plan had a simple logic to it.

He understood the basic logic of deterrence.

cold, pure, strict
inherent, inner, internal, underlying

The music has its own inner logic.

business, commercial, economic, political, scientific

There is sound commercial logic in never giving credit to retailers.

VERB + LOGIC
accept, follow, see, understand

I can't follow the logic of what you are saying.

defy

It's a stupid decision that completely defies logic.

apply, use

You can't use the same logic in dealing with children.

challenge, question

They questioned the logic underlying his actions.

PREPOSITION
logic behind

What's the logic behind this decision?

logic in

There doesn't seem to be any logic in the move.

logic of

The logic of this argument is very obscure.


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