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nonlogical Syllabification: non·log·i·cal
Pronunciation: /nänˈläjikəl/

Definition of nonlogical in English:


Not derived from or according to the rules of logic or formal argument (less forceful in meaning than illogical).
Example sentences
  • It is important to remember that the foundation for the actions of these two types is non-logical.
  • The underlying explanation of economic action is therefore not logical, but non-logical.
  • Better known is his distinction between logical and non-logical actions.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • The Greeks acted non-logically to sacrifice to Poseidon, not irrationally.
  • You interpret non-logically when you apply your emotional awareness and intelligence – your feelings – to consider the meaning and relevance of what you perceive.

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