Definition of logical in English:


Syllabification: log·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈläjikəl


  • 1Of or according to the rules of logic or formal argument: a logical impossibility
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    • Allow yourself to feel the concepts in it without continually analysing the argument for consistency and logical structure.
    • There's a logical argument behind that, but the logic is secondary to me.
    • Some have even taken these arguments to their logical conclusions and have called for the end of the capital gains tax.
  • 1.1Characterized by or capable of clear, sound reasoning: the information is displayed in a simple and logical fashion her logical mind
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    • He had taken the car for the very sound, very logical reason that he wanted it.
    • The content is laid out on the page in an incredibly clear and logical fashion.
    • Lots of stuff sounds logical or reasonable but fails any objective test.
    reasoned, well-reasoned, reasonable, rational, left-brained, sound, cogent, well-thought-out, valid; coherent, clear, well-organized, systematic, orderly, methodical, analytical, consistent, objective
  • 1.2(Of an action, development, decision, etc.) natural or sensible given the circumstances: it is a logical progression from the job before
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    • Life has to be balanced and happy so when I made the conscious decision to try to keep my work and the rest of my life separate, it was the logical decision to come back up the road.
    • It's more, as I see it, a proactive way to deal with the situation, something that's sensible and logical.
    • He emphasised it was logical to expect them to hover around the end of 2006 or the beginning of 2007.
    natural, reasonable, sensible, understandable; predictable, unsurprising, only to be expected, most likely, likeliest, obvious



Pronunciation: /ˌläjəˈkalətē/
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  • It appears that his brand of logicality assumes that if creme eggs come out of vending machines, then vending machines come out of creme eggs.
  • It feel like logicality taken to its excess in a way I've never seen before.
  • It is this logicality as a basis for literary action which in Stein's case, for better or worse, has been wholly transcended.


Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
such a situation is logically impossible
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  • I think the bottom line is to deal with the situation logically and rationally.
  • This is, indeed, a most peculiar state of affairs but not, it seems, a logically impossible one.
  • Her philosophy was that everything could be explained logically and rationally.


late Middle English: from medieval Latin logicalis, from late Latin logica (see logic).

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