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  • n. One who reasons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who reasons or argues

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who reasons or argues, or exercises his reasoning powers; one who considers a subject argumentatively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who reasons logically

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Examples

  • Each and every thought-process of the scientific reasoner is metaphysical.

    Chapter 1: My Eagle

  • I have great hopes for her as a legal reasoner, questioner and persuader. cool rock

    CNN Poll: Majority say confirm Sotomayor to Supreme Court

  • On these individuals of negative reasoning capacity no argument on the basis even of the most blindingly self-evident detail can be effective, as the amount of proof required will always be beyond the point at which the non-reasoner dismisses the whole argument on the basis of length alone. posted by Hal Duncan | 12: 40 PM

    Arguing With Geeks 1

  • If one is not a good reasoner, then does one have good critical skills?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The William F. Buckley Clause of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780

  • In the end, after spending time with Henry, Iredell concluded that he was “a much more solid character and better reasoner than I expected.”

    Ratification

  • He later described Livingston as a “wretched reasoner, very frequently.”

    Ratification

  • Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.

    Sole Music

  • To carry the art, however, to its highest pitch, it is necessary that the reasoner should be able to utilize all the facts which have come to his knowledge; and this in itself implies, as you will readily see, a possession of all knowledge, which, even in these days of free education and encyclopaedias, is a somewhat rare accomplishment.

    Sole Music

  • The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.

    Sole Music

  • I could well remember the scorn which the theories of the reasoner used then to excite in the practical man.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

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