Logic vs Analysis - What's the difference?

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As an adjective logic

is logical.

As a noun analysis is


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Alternative forms

* logick (archaic)


  • logical
  • Noun

    (wikipedia logic)
  • (uncountable) A method of human thought that involves thinking in a linear, step-by-step manner about how a problem can be solved. Logic is the basis of many principles including the scientific method.
  • (philosophy, logic) The study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration.
  • * 2001 , Mark Sainsbury, Logical Forms — An Introduction to Philosophical Logic, Second Edition , Blackwell Publishing, p. 9
  • An old tradition has it that there are two branches of logic: deductive logic and inductive logic. More recently, the differences between these disciplines have become so marked that most people nowadays use "logic" to mean deductive logic, reserving terms like "confirmation theory" for at least some of what used to be called inductive logic. I shall follow the more recent practice, and shall construe "philosophy of logic" as "philosophy of deductive logic".
  • (uncountable, mathematics) The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of proof of statements.
  • (countable, mathematics) A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model-theoretic semantics.
  • (uncountable) Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person.
  • It's hard to work out his system of logic .
  • (uncountable) The part of a system (usually electronic) that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit.
  • Fred is designing the logic for the new controller.


    * formal logic, modern logic * formal system * (philosophy ): predicate logic

    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * Aristotelian logic * Boolean logic * chop logic * combinational logic * computability logic * deontic logic * diode logic * diode-transistor logic * first-order logic * formal logic * fuzzy logic * intensional logic * interpretability logic * intuitionistic logic * logic chopper * many-sorted logic * material logic * mathematical logic * modal logic * modern logic * multi-valued logic * negative logic * non-Aristotelian logic * philosophical logic * positive logic * predicate logic * propositional logic * provability logic * resistor-transistor logic * sequential logic * symbolic logic * traditional logic * transistor-transistor logic


  • (pejorative) To engage in excessive or inappropriate application of logic.
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  • To apply logical reasoning to.
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  • To overcome by logical argument.
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  • analysis



    (wikipedia analysis)
  • (countable) Decomposition into components in order to study (a complex thing, concept, theory...).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • (countable) The result of such a process.
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  • Thus, in a sequence such as [French English teacher''], since ''English'' is closer to
    the Head Noun ''teacher'', it must be a Complement; and since ''French'' is further
    away from ''teacher'', it must be an Attribute. Hence, we correctly predict that
    the only possible interpretation for [''a French English teacher
    ] is ‘a person who
    teaches English who is French?. So our analysis not only has semantic plausi-
    bility; but in addition it has independent syntactic support.
  • (uncountable, mathematics) The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.
  • (countable, logic) Proof by deduction from known truths.
  • (countable, chemistry) The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.
  • (uncountable, music) The analytical study of melodies]], [[harmony, harmonies, sequences, repetitions, variations, quotations, juxtapositions, and surprisees.
  • (countable, psychology) Psychoanalysis.
  • Antonyms

    * synthesis


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