logical thinking


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Related to logical thinking: creative thinking, Critical thinking
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Noun1.logical thinking - thinking that is coherent and logicallogical thinking - thinking that is coherent and logical
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
line of reasoning, logical argument, argumentation, argument, line - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
deductive reasoning, synthesis, deduction - reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
illation, inference - the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
ratiocination - logical and methodical reasoning
reasoning backward, regress - the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
synthetic thinking, synthesis - the combination of ideas into a complex whole
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It seems pretty obvious to all logical thinking minds that if the council wants to do something that hits its priority targets then it has no problem in obtaining the land it requires by the use of compulsory purchase, so therefore are we to believe that it is more important to have access to commercial interests rather than to the life-saving facility which is vitally necessary to the new super hospital?
WITH regard to global warming, I am no rocket scientist, just a logical thinking 85-year-old.
YOUR report (Echo 05 Aug) headlined ``MP seeks cider tax'' might suggest that Helen Jones MP is a bit lacking when it comes to logical thinking. You report her as wanting higher duty on drinks with more than 6% ABV, but then quote her referring to the ``illegal sale of these powerful drinks to young people''.
Some researchers argue that mystical experiences, from Zen enlightenment to born-again religious conversions, sprout from the types of mental errors that people commit in experiments that probe logical thinking. Examples include seeing what one expects to see and assuming that random events are connected and have meaning.
This activity resource for grades 3-4 focuses on several of the fundamental components of logical thinking: classifying (fourteen activities), sequencing (ten activities), finding relationships (twelve activities), inferring (six activities), and deductive reasoning (sixteen activities).
ERIC Descriptors: Logical Thinking; Grading; Natural Language Processing; Translation; Sentences; Mathematics; Homogeneous Grouping; Students
The Mental Health Foundation said that fear was partly driving the economic crisis, because emotion overrides logical thinking.
ERIC Descriptors: Learning; Cognitive Processes; Logical Thinking; Scientific Methodology; Inquiry; Fundamental Concepts; Intelligent Tutoring Systems; Educational Games; Pretests Posttests; College Students; Regression (Statistics); Validity
Dr Gareth Moore, who compiles puzzles for Sudoku Pro magazine, said: "Crook's algorithm might work, but the fun of Sudoku is the logical thinking by which you turn an intimidating problem into an enjoyable exercise."