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Dictionary entry overview: What does line of reasoning mean?

LINE OF REASONING (noun) The noun LINE OF REASONING has 1 sense:

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a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning

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Familiarity information: LINE OF REASONING used as a noun is very rare.


Dictionary entry details

• LINE OF REASONING (noun)

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Meaning:

A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning


Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

argument; argumentation; line; line of reasoning; logical argument

Context example:

I can"t follow your line of reasoning

Hypernyms ("line of reasoning" is a kind of...):

abstract thought; logical thinking; reasoning (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "line of reasoning"):

line of inquiry; line of questioning (an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument)

casuistry (argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading)

policy (a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government)


Context examples

Now we will take another line of reasoning.

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