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Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking
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Thinking Critically, Seventh Edition
John Chaffee et al.

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jargon A style of language made up of words, expressions, and technical terms that are intelligible to professional circles or interest groups but not to the general public.

judging Expressing an evaluation based on certain criteria.

justification The act of demonstrating or proving to be just, right, or valid.