capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
"a logical mind"
based on known statements or events or conditions
"rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
coherent, consistent, logical, orderedadjective
marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
"a coherent argument"
coherent, logical, lucidadjective
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
"a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
In agreement with the principles of logic.
Of or pertaining to logic.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from logick.
The heretick complained greatly of St. Augustine, as being too full of logical subtilties. Richard Hooker, b. iii.
Those who in a logical dispute keep in general terms, would hide a fallacy. John Dryden, Ann. Mirab. Pref. to.
We ought not to value ourselves upon our ability, in giving subtile rules, and finding out logical arguments, since it would be more perfection not to want them. Thomas Baker.
A man who sets up for a judge in criticism, should have a clear and logical head. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 291.
of or pertaining to logic; used in logic; as, logical subtilties
according to the rules of logic; as, a logical argument or inference; the reasoning is logical
skilled in logic; versed in the art of thinking and reasoning; as, he is a logical thinker
Etymology: [Cf. F. logique, L. logicus, Gr. logiko`s.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from the technical term logical device, wherein a physical device is referred to by an arbitrary ‘logical’ name] Having the role of. If a person (say, Les Earnest at SAIL) who had long held a certain post left and were replaced, the replacement would for a while be known as the logical Les Earnest. (This does not imply any judgment on the replacement.) Compare virtual.At Stanford, ‘logical’ compass directions denote a coordinate system relative to El Camino Real, in which ‘logical north’ is always toward San Francisco and ‘logical south’ is always toward San Jose--in spite of the fact that El Camino Real runs physical north/south near San Francisco, physical east/west near San Jose, and along a curve everywhere in between. (The best rule of thumb here is that, by definition, El Camino Real always runs logical north-south.)In giving directions, one might say: “To get to Rincon Tarasco restaurant, get onto El Camino Bignum going logical north.” Using the word ‘logical’ helps to prevent the recipient from worrying about that the fact that the sun is setting almost directly in front of him. The concept is reinforced by North American highways which are almost, but not quite, consistently labeled with logical rather than physical directions. A similar situation exists at MIT: Route 128 (famous for the electronics industry that grew up along it) wraps roughly 3 quarters around Boston at a radius of 10 miles, terminating near the coastline at each end. It would be most precise to describe the two directions along this highway as ‘clockwise’ and ‘counterclockwise’, but the road signs all say “north” and “south”, respectively. A hacker might describe these directions as logical north and logical south, to indicate that they are conventional directions not corresponding to the usual denotation for those words.
Of or relating to logic.
They were both logical in their approach to their wedding, they wanted it easy, simple, fun, united, loving and to dance their hearts out together with those they love.Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'logical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4034
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Rank popularity for the word 'logical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4580
Rank popularity for the word 'logical' in Adjectives Frequency: #537
The numerical value of logical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of logical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept?
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
There is absolutely no doubt, from a logical perspective. There's the public health and ethical side as well.
I believe the truth will be revealed, it doesn't sound logical for 150 athletes to have taken the banned substance in an Olympic year.
The real market and the real economy await a different conclusion as losses from negative rates result in capital losses, not capital gains, investors cannot make money when money yields nothing. Unless... nominal GDP can be raised to levels that allow central banks to normalize short-term interest rates, then south instead of north is the logical direction for markets.
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Translations for logical
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- lògicCatalan, Valencian
- johdonmukainen, looginenFinnish
- logikus, logikaiHungarian
- логичен, логичкиMacedonian
- logiczny, rozsądnyPolish
- logic, rezonabili, rezonabil, logicăRomanian
- логический, логичныйRussian
- rȁzūman, lògičanSerbo-Croatian
- logičen, logiškiSlovene
- logjikshëm, logjikAlbanian
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