Logos meaning

lō'gōs', lŏg'ŏs'
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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(grammar) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker uses logic as the main argument.
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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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(philosophy) Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument.
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Plural form of logo.
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(philosophy) In Aristotelian philosophy, the appeal to reason.
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(Judaism) The word of God, which itself has creative power; a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom.
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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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(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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In classical Greek philosophy, reason regarded as constituting the controlling principle of the universe and as being manifested by speech.
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The eternal thought or word of God, made incarnate in Jesus Christ: John 1
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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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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