- 1Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity: experience is a better guide to this than deductive logic the logic of the argument is faultyMore example sentences
- That is the primary reason and logic behind media.
- And to take such a stance, outside of the accepted discourse of reason, means that he can't use deductive logic to defend it.
- Whoever wishes to hold on to the distinction would need to maintain, according to his own logic, that he has always been there - a thesis which can all too easily be disproved.
- 1.1A particular system or codification of the principles of proof and inference: Aristotelian logicMore example sentences
- Frege's primary concern was to construct a system of logic, formulated in an idealized language, which was adequate for mathematical reasoning.
- There is one context in which the language of possible worlds is undoubtedly useful and even illuminating, namely, in the study of formal axiomatic systems of modal logic.
- Given that we are quoting Godel, I assumed that we were sticking to standard binary logic systems.
- 1.2The systematic use of symbolic and mathematical techniques to determine the forms of valid deductive argument.More example sentences
- In formal mathematical logic, one makes frequent use of the existential and universal quantifiers.
- That fall, the process of smoothing out and filling in the technical details of Wiles's celebrated result turned up a troublesome gap in the proof's logic.
- 1.3The quality of being justifiable by reason: there seemed to be a lack of logic in his remarksMore example sentences
- Reason, logic, and common sense are practically a foreign language to this girl!
- With opinions and arguments completely lacking in evidence, logic or relevance, this stuff is irresistible.
- There is a lack of logic in certain passages which reveals a sense of scepticism towards determination.
- 1.4 (the logic of) The course of action suggested by or following as a necessary consequence of: the logic of private competition was to replace small firms by larger firmsMore example sentences
- Following the logic of postmodern criticism, we could assume a level of ironic distance.
- The truly religious, following the logic of submission to political and moral ideals, and to the arbitrary will of God, are terrifying to us and almost incomprehensible.
- We no longer follow the logic of one size fits all, like earlier.
- 2A system or set of principles underlying the arrangements of elements in a computer or electronic device so as to perform a specified task.More example sentences
- The computer program code logic is executed by the processing circuitry and is configured to generate an output signal.
- Mac hardware today differs from PCs solely in the CPU, system logic and the motherboard they sit on.
- Knowing algorithms, which is really the underlying piece of any logic in a computer program, is an extremely important skill for programmers.
- 2.1Logical operations collectively.More example sentences
- In such a PDA, DRAM cells normally are refreshed periodically by the memory controller logic present inside the CPU.
- Another capability is that the software uses logic based on available memory to break up large models.
- If performance parity is achieved, then moving to new core logic and memory is a non-issue, and it's easy to justify adopting those other neat new features.
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- For centuries, theologians, logicians and philosophers have puzzled over the meaning of the name Destiny's Child.
- Thus various detailed investigations by philosophers and logicians of such topics as explanation, confirmation, probability, and so on, may be reasonably taken to provide some of the ingredients for a general account of coherence.
- Philosophers and logicians distinguish three types of reasoning which are useful for solving different kinds of problems: deductive, inductive, and dialectical reasoning.
late Middle English: via Old French logique and late Latin logica from Greek logikē (tekhnē) '(art) of reason', from logos 'word, reason'.