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reasoning

Line breaks: rea¦son|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈriːz(ə)nɪŋ
 
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Definition of reasoning in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way: he explained the reasoning behind his decision at a media conference
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  • They are also supposed to record all details of such acts, including their reasoning for the use of force.
  • He doesn't give a damn about logical reasoning or proof of anything.
  • Your mate has gone through the same reasoning, which leaves you both vulnerable.

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