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Noun: ratiocination  ,ra-shee,ó-su'ney-shun or ,ra-tee,ó-su'ney-shun
  1. The proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
    - conclusion
  2. Logical and methodical reasoning

Derived forms: ratiocinations

Type of: abstract thought, logical thinking, proposition, reasoning

Part of: syllogism

Encyclopedia: Ratiocination