ratiocination [,rætiɔsi'neiʃən, -ræʃi-]
1. While Watson was a man of average intelligence, Holmes was a genius, whose gift for ratiocination
made him a superb detective.
2. that is to say, it is knowledge by direct experience arrived at by the mere act of noticing, and not knowledge derived from ratiocination
3. We still read with pleasure his pieces of "ratiocination
" ; though he sometimes exhibits in them to a naive degree his pride in logic and learning.
1. the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the m
2. logical and methodical reasoning
tales of ratiocination
consequence discursion fine-drawn illation ratiocinate ratiocination reasoning
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