CONDITIONAL REASONING

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logic that takes the shape of if X, then Y. Within the context of formal logic, the phrase or sentence coming after such a statement is referred to as the antecedent and that coming after therein is referred to as the consequent.

CONDITIONAL REASONING: "The following is an example of conditional reasoning: If it is December in America, then it is Winter time."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONDITIONAL REASONING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/conditional-reasoning/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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