Pronunciation: /ˈri zən/ Explain
- (verb) To reason is to form conclusions based on fact or evidence.
To reason mathematically is to use the logic of mathematics to form conclusions.
- (noun) why something is true; a justification. See Justify.
- (noun) an explanation of why something is. Example:The reason the sum of the angles of a triangle is 180° is ….
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Reason. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/r/reason.html.
5/5/2011: Added second and third definitions. (McAdams, David E.)
9/4/2008: Expanded 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
9/3/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)