log·​i·​cal | \ ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce logical (audio) \

Definition of logical

1a(1) : of, relating to, involving, or being in accordance with logic a logical conclusion
(2) : skilled in logic
b : formally true or valid : analytic, deductive a logical statement
2 : capable of reasoning or of using reason in an orderly cogent fashion a logical thinker

Other Words from logical

logicality \ ˌlä-​jə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce logical (audio) \ noun
logically \ ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce logical (audio) \ adverb
logicalness \ ˈlä-​ji-​kəl-​nəs How to pronounce logical (audio) \ noun

Examples of logical in a Sentence

Since she helped us before, it's logical to assume that she'll help us again. He seems to be a logical choice for the job. She wasn't able to give me a logical explanation for her behavior.
Recent Examples on the Web The Giannis three is a disruption of all that is logical, practical and safe. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 May 2022 Finding a fair and logical means of doing it should have been the goal. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 10 May 2022 Highly credible and logical leaders can be emotional duds. Jacob Warwick, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 The 24th is the day to break through barriers by being logical and precise. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 16 Apr. 2022 If the Oscars wanted to stick to escapism, the Grammys wanted to lean into reality, regardless of whether the show’s approach was logical or helpful. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2022 Nimmo's reasons for driving an Altima in a sea of pricier cars driven by his teammates are logical and sentimental. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 26 Mar. 2022 Because there are logical and passionate arguments by many parties, finding compromise or common ground can be difficult. Gov. Spencer Cox, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 The dreaming mind is freer, less inhibited by a sense of logical or social or conventional patterns, alert to resonances that elude us when awake. Michael W. Clune, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of logical

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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“Logical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logical. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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log·​i·​cal | \ ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce logical (audio) \

Kids Definition of logical

1 : according to a proper or reasonable way of thinking a logical argument
2 : according to what is reasonably expected the logical result

Other Words from logical

logically adverb

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