logical

adjective log·i·cal \ ˈlä-ji-kəl \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of logical

1 a (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

logicality

play \ˌlä-jə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun

logically

play \ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

logicalness

play \ˈlä-ji-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of logical in a Sentence

  1. Since she helped us before, it's logical to assume that she'll help us again.

  2. He seems to be a logical choice for the job.

  3. She wasn't able to give me a logical explanation for her behavior.

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First Known Use of logical

15th century


LOGICAL Defined for English Language Learners

logical

adjective

Definition of logical for English Language Learners

  • : agreeing with the rules of logic : sensible or reasonable

  • : of or relating to the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning


LOGICAL Defined for Kids

logical

adjective log·i·cal \ ˈlä-ji-kəl \

Definition of logical for Students

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

logically

adverb


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