Origin of reasoning
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- the act or process of drawing conclusions from facts, evidence, etc
- the arguments, proofs, etc, so adduced
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Word Origin and History for reasonings'
late 14c., "exercise of the power of reason; act or process of thinking logically;" also "an instance of this;" verbal noun from reason (v.).
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