Abstract thought

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Reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought


  • thinking that is coherent and logical


  • reasoning
  • logical thinking
  • abstract thought


  • thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation: the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"


  • analysis, analytic thinking: the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
  • argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, 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
  • deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesis: reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  • inference, illation: 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
  • regress, reasoning backward: the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
  • synthesis, synthetic thinking: the combination of ideas into a complex whole

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