Definition of logical in English:

logical

Line breaks: lo|gic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l
 
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adjective

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.
Synonyms
reasoning, thinking, straight-thinking, rational, objective, analytical, cerebral, insightful; intelligent, judicious, wise, sensible, hard-headed
1.1Characterized by or capable of clear, sound reasoning: her logical mind the information is displayed in a simple and logical fashion
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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.
Synonyms
reasoned, well reasoned, rational, sound, cogent, well thought out, valid; lucid, coherent, clear, well organized, systematic, orderly, methodical, articulate, consistent, relevant; syllogistic, deductive, inductive, inferential
informal joined-up
1.2(Of an action, decision, etc.) expected or sensible under the circumstances: the polar expedition is a logical extension of his Arctic travels
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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.
Synonyms
natural, unsurprising, only to be expected, understandable, reasonable, sensible; predictable, most likely, likeliest, obvious; right, correct, practical

Origin

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

Derivatives

logicality

Pronunciation: /-ˈkalɪti/
noun
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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.

logically

adverb
[sentence adverb]: 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.

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