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English definition of “logic”


noun [U]     /ˈlɒdʒɪk/
sensible methods of thinking and making good decisions : business / economic / commercial logicthe logic of sth Customers support what we're doing, because they see the logic of using renewable resources .there is logic in/to sth There is clear logic in putting the two businesses together. If there's any logic to privatization , it's that competition creates more efficiency .
(also programming logic) IT actions that a computer performs , such as comparing and matching , that involve simple yes or no choices , rather than more complicated mathematics : Logic controls how the computer code is executed .
(Definition of logic noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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