line of reasoning

Definitions of line of reasoning
  1. noun
    a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    synonyms: argument, argumentation, line, logical argument
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    line of inquiry, line of questioning
    an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
    casuistry
    argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
    policy
    a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
    clericalism
    a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters
    plank
    an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
    economic policy
    a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
    social policy
    a policy of for dealing with social issues
    party line
    the policy of a political group
    foreign policy
    a policy governing international relations
    zero-tolerance policy
    any policy that allows no exception
    Zionism
    a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine
    appeasement
    a policy of pacifying an enemy or potential enemy by making concessions
    austerity
    a policy of drastically reducing government spending
    type of:
    abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
    thinking that is coherent and logical
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