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noun
  1. A philosophy of focusing on the text of written law to the exclusion of the intent of law, elevating strict adherence to law over justice, mercy and common sense.
  2. A legal axiom; a statement couched as a proverb expressing a rule of law.
leviathan Tweet Definition of leviathan Like Definition of leviathan on Facebook
noun (Plural: leviathans)
  1. large Biblical sea monster
  2. something large; behemoth
That man was a leviathan! He took up a whole row of seats at the theater.
adjective (notcomp)
  1. Very large; gargantuan.
Li Tweet Definition of Li Like Definition of Li on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of Lee (See: Ž).
logic Tweet Definition of logic Like Definition of logic on Facebook
noun
  1. (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.
Logic is the art of the necessary consequence, and, as such, is very dependent on initial conditions. --Richard L Kempe
  1. (uncountable) (mathematics) The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of proof of statements.
  2. (countable) (mathematics) A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model theory, model-theoretic semantics.
  3. (uncountable) Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person.
politician, Politicians and philosophers tend to use a flawed , with the premise that whatever they want to prove is true.
It's hard to work out his system of .
  1. (uncountable) The part of an electronic system that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit.
Fred is designing the for the new controller.

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