Use of reason, especially to form conclusions, inferences, or judgments.(noun)
Evidence or arguments used in thinking or argumentation.(noun)
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Use "reasoning" in a sentence
"Attempt to destroy Reason by reasoning extravagant, 124; objection to _abstract reasoning_ because it asserts infinite divisibility of extension which is shocking to common sense,"
"He tends to hide his actual rulings in his verbiage, and sometimes the reasoning is all disjointed."
"This reasoning is a confusion of the forces that enable successful adaptation with the presence of a gender identity disorder."