Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or based upon reasoning; following a logical or rational method; carefully argued or studied.

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  • adjective which is based on reasoning; which is the result of logical thought
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reason.

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  • adjective logically valid

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Examples

  • "Not here I think," said Anna-Rose, instantly and fatally ready as she always was to answer back and attempt what she called reasoned conversation.

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  • Robb, who co-chaired the task force, told Reuters the group chose not to explicitly advocate military action in part because it did not want to turn what he described as a "reasoned, thoughtful approach into, 'This is bombs away.'"

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  • Robb, who co-chaired the task force, told Reuters the group chose not to explicitly advocate military action in part because it did not want to turn what he described as a "reasoned, thoughtful approach into, 'This is bombs away.'"

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  • One is pure ideology, the other is reasoned from the evidence.

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  • Lawyers are trained to advocate, not to engage in reasoned debate, and they are more concerned with “winning” than with trying to find the “best answer.” limits of discourse « It would have been devastatingly beautiful.

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  • A better route in reasoned debate is to probe the issue in alternative terms.

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  • Insist that our opponents engage us in reasoned discourse, and insist that they address our rational arguments with rational arguments of their own.

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  • Zoe and many of her ilk clearly have no interest in reasoned or rational debate; like many members of the ‘public’ now they make up her mind based on whatever they sees on the box before hearing both sides of the argument, and then stick to it regardless of little things like logic, evidence to the contrary and the opinions of others … on April 1, 2010 at 5: 33 pm TheBinarySurfer

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  • It's absurd that you equate these two quite different statements and then use that equivalence to question the desire of others to engage in reasoned discourse.

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  • It seems that if these men sit down in reasoned discussion, cooler heads will yet carry the day.

    Obama speaks with Gates' arresting officer

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