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reasoning

noun [U]     /ˈriː.zən.ɪŋ/
C2 the process of thinking about something in order to make a decision: The reasoning behind her conclusion is impossible to fault.Logic and reason be no reasoning with sb If there is no reasoning with someone, it is impossible to persuade them to change their opinions or actions by arguing with them: She's absolutely determined to go and there's just no reasoning with her.Debate and discussion
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