Pronunciation: ˈ/ˈri zən/ ?
- (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:
Reason. 2011-05-05. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/r/reason.html.
2011-05-05: Added second and third definitions. (McAdams, David.
2008-09-04: Expanded 'More Information' (McAdams, David.
2007-09-03: Initial version (McAdams, David.