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

*Some of these glossary definitions have been adapted and reproduced by permission of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Many computer and Web-related definitions have been contributed by Jason Snart, College of DuPage.

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uninformed decision A decision that is the product of inaccurate information or inadequate experience.

unsound argument A deductive argument in which the premises are false, the logical structure is invalid, or both.

URL or uniform resource locator An Internet address (for example, http://www. college. hmco. com/english/), usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (www. college. hmco. com), and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (english).