line of reasoning

noun
a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
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I can't follow your line of reasoning

Derivationally related forms: ↑argue (for: ↑argumentation)
Hypernyms: ↑reasoning, ↑logical thinking, ↑abstract thought

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