Meaning of “logic” in the English Dictionary

"logic" in British English

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logicnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlɒdʒ.ɪk/ us /ˈlɑː.dʒɪk/

logic noun [ U ] (REASONABLE THINKING)

C1 a particular way of thinking, especially one that is reasonable and based on good judgment:

I fail to see the logic behind his argument.
If prices go up, wages will go up too - that's just logic.
There's no logic in the decision to reduce staff when orders are the highest they have been for years.
The internal logic of her argument is undeniable.

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  • I can't fault you on your logic.
  • Her logic is utterly incontrovertible.
  • There are irredeemable flaws in the logic of the argument.
  • There is no logic in his position.
  • Her arguments lack logic.

(Definition of “logic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"logic" in American English

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logicnoun [ U ]

us /ˈlɑdʒ·ɪk/

logic noun [ U ] (REASONABLE THINKING)

a particular way of thinking, esp. one that is reasonable and based on good judgment:

I fail to see the logic of your argument.

logic noun [ U ] (FORMAL THINKING)

(Definition of “logic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"logic" in Business English

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logicnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlɒdʒɪk/ us

sensible methods of thinking and making good decisions:

the 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)