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

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Other Words from logical

logicality \ ˌlä-​jə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce logicality (audio) \ noun
logically \ ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce logically (audio) \ adverb
logicalness \ ˈlä-​ji-​kəl-​nəs How to pronounce logicalness (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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Owner Corey Sims said the New Albany location was a logical next step for RecBar, which has always planned to open multiple locations. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Game on! RecBar opens a new location with updated menu, 200+ arcade games," 4 Feb. 2020 The next logical step apparently was bringing in a Matignon legend as a coach. Jim Clark, BostonGlobe.com, "Shawn McEachern making a return skate to Matignon," 4 Feb. 2020 Enders sees the driving program as a logical next step to the dealership’s involvement with the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, which is part of the Children’s Museum of Houston. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Mercedes dealer puts students’ safe driving on the fast track," 31 Jan. 2020 Juniors and Qualifiers are already subject to the same judging criteria as the World Tour—equalizing prize money was a logical next step. Christine Yu, Outside Online, "The Freeride World Tour Commits to Equal Prize Money," 21 Jan. 2020 The next logical step, perhaps, is right on his own campus — a restaurant in a library. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "From Swedish meatballs to smoothies: More businesses are making room for food options to enhance retail experience," 15 Dec. 2019 And now it has been reported that the 23-year-old sees a move to the Premier League as the next logical step in his career. SI.com, "Everton Enter Race For Lyon Hotshot Moussa Dembélé," 18 Oct. 2019 For Redempter Batete, 39, a gender specialist with UNICEF, teaching boys about women’s rights is the logical next step. Rania Abouzeid, National Geographic, "How women are stepping up to remake Rwanda," 15 Oct. 2019 For these companies, labeling is a logical next step. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Could there be an "organic" label for a product's climate impact?," 7 Oct. 2019

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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 28 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce logical (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of logical

: agreeing with the rules of logic : sensible or reasonable
: of or relating to the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning


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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