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

Investing in journalism, executives say, is a logical next step. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, "Telemundo, Presidential Debate Under Its Belt, Moves Into 2020 Spotlight," 4 July 2019 Now, Louis Vuitton is taking the logical next step, in our Instagram environment era: showcasing these collaborations in one big, immersive exhibition, open to the public and free of charge. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Louis Vuitton Opens Massive Fashion Exhibition in L.A.," 28 June 2019 Indeed, Zuckerberg and his minions have described VR as the logical next step in the social experience Facebook itself created for billions of people. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "The Fall and Rise of VR: The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real," 20 June 2019 Being a judge seemed like a good lifestyle change and the logical next step in a career that had led from activist to advocate to mediator. Matthew Van Meter, The New Republic, "The Judge and the Three-Strikes Convict," 17 June 2019 The integration of distributed ledger technologies into energy trading would be a logical next step for South Africa. Thomas Wolfgang Thurner, Quartz Africa, "Renewable energy managed over blockchain would boost Africa’s rural power access," 11 June 2019 Deodorant collaborations with some of the hottest young stars is the next logical step to firmly cement natural deodorant into the mainstream. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Lachlan Watson Partners With Schmidt’s Naturals In Support of Trans People," 30 May 2019 BeautIRL — the name of the cute little station where in-store services take place — actually seems like the next logical step for a brand that has always been associated with convenience. Marci Robin, Allure, "I Got a Blowout at CVS — Here’s How My Hair Turned Out," 30 May 2019 The Sero takes our rampant love for vertical to its next logical step. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Samsung Is Making a Vertical TV Because of Millennials," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of logical

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

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The first known use of logical was in the 15th century

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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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to form ideas or theories about something

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