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The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning. 2. a. A system of reasoning: Aristotle's logic. b. A mode of reasoning: By that logic, we should sell the company tomorrow. c. The formal, guiding principles of a discipline, school, or science. 3. Valid reasoning: Your paper lacks the logic to prove your thesis. 4. The relationship between elements and between an element and the whole in a set of objects, individuals, principles, or events: There's a certain logic to the motion of rush-hour traffic. 5. Computer Science a. The nonarithmetic operations performed by a computer, such as sorting, comparing, and matching, that involve yes-no decisions. b. Computer circuitry. c. Graphic representation of computer circuitry. ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Old French logique, from Latin logica, from Greek logik (tekhn ), (art) of reasoning, logic, feminine of logikos, of reasoning, from logos, reason; see legin Indo-European roots Logic as an introductory course in Philosophy which deals with the study of the rules and regulations for correctness in the three operations of the mind such as simple apprehensions, whereby ideas are formed judgment - whereby propositions are formed and reasoning - whereby inductions are formed including syllogism. The science or art of exact reasoning, or of pure and formal thought, or of the laws according to which the processes of pure thinking should be conducted; the science of the formation and application of general notions; the science of generalization, judgment, classification, reasoning, and systematic arrangement; correct reasoning. Logic Quotations Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience. Audrey Hepburn

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. William Butler Yeats The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example. Dave Barry Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic. Lewis Carroll A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. Rabindranath Tagore Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. Ambrose Bierce A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Logic is in the eye of the logician. Gloria Steinem