Logos definition

lōgōs, lŏgŏs
(christian theol., proper) The eternal thought or word of God, made incarnate in Jesus Christ: John 1
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In biblical Judaism, the word of God, which itself has creative power and is God's medium of communication with the human race.
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(grammar) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker uses logic as the main argument.
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(proper) In classical Greek philosophy, reason regarded as constituting the controlling principle of the universe and as being manifested by speech.
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(Judaism) The word of God, which itself has creative power; a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom.
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Logos is defined as the source that controls the universe, the written word or inspiration of God, or a logic and rational argument.

An example of Logos is evolution.

An example of Logos is God speaking the world into existence, according to Genesis 1:1-31 in the Christian Bible.

An example of logos is an argument using only the facts.

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(christianity) In Saint John's Gospel, especially in the prologue (1:1–14), the creative word of God, which is itself God and incarnate in Jesus.
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In pre-Socratic philosophy, the principle governing the cosmos, the source of this principle, or human reasoning about the cosmos.
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In Stoicism, the active, material, rational principle of the cosmos; nous. Identified with God, it is the source of all activity and generation and is the power of reason residing in the human soul.
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In Hellenistic Judaism, a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom.
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(philosophy) In Presocratic philosophy, the principle governing the cosmos. In Stoicism, the active, material, rational principle of the cosmos.
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(philosophy) Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument.
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(philosophy) In Aristotelian philosophy, the appeal to reason.
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(sciences) Graphic representations of an aligned set of sequences, such as DNA binding sites or protein sequences. Called logos because a given graphical representation aggregates disparate elements, much as does an artistic corporate logo.
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Plural form of logo.
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Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument or the arguments themselves.
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(Christianity) The creative Second Person of the Trinity, which simultaneously is Himself God and also with God the Father.
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Origin of logos

  • Greek leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek λόγος (lógos, “speech, oration, discourse, quote, story, study, ratio, word, calculation, reason").

    From Wiktionary