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logical British & World English

Of or according to the rules of logic or formal argument

-logical British & World English

In adjectives corresponding chiefly to nouns ending in -logy (such as pharmacological corresponding to pharmacology)

logical English Thesaurus

conclusions based on evidence and logical argument

non-logical British & World English

Not derived from or according to the rules of logic or formal argument (less forceful in meaning than illogical)

logical form British & World English

The abstract form in which an argument or proposition may be expressed in logical terms, as distinct from its particular content

logical atomism British & World English

The theory that all propositions can be analysed into simple independent elements of meaning corresponding to elements making up facts about the world. It formed part of the early thought of Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell

logical empiricism British & World English

See logical positivism.

logical necessity British & World English

That state of things which obliges something to be as it is because no alternative is logically possible

logical operation British & World English

An operation of the kind used in logic, e.g. conjunction or negation

logical operator British & World English

A programming-language symbol that denotes a logical operation

logical positivism British & World English

A form of positivism, developed by members of the Vienna Circle, which considers that the only meaningful philosophical problems are those which can be solved by logical analysis

semantics British & World English

The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. The two main areas are logical semantics, concerned with matters such as sense and reference and presupposition and implication, and lexical semantics, concerned with the analysis of word meanings and relations between them

logical semantics in semantics British & World English

The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. The two main areas are logical semantics, concerned with matters such as sense and reference and presupposition and implication, and lexical semantics, concerned with the analysis of word meanings and relations between them


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