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logical

[loj-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
  2. reasoning in accordance with the principles of logic, as a person or the mind: logical thinking.
  3. reasonable; to be expected: War was the logical consequence of such threats.
  4. of or relating to logic.

Origin of logical

From the Medieval Latin word logicālis, dating back to 1490–1500. See logic, -al1
Related formslog·i·cal·i·ty [loj-i-kal-i-tee] /ˌlɒdʒ ɪˈkæl ɪ ti/, log·i·cal·ness, nounlog·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·log·i·cal, adjectivehy·per·log·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·log·i·cal·ness, nounhy·per·log·i·cal·i·ty, nounnon·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·log·i·cal·ness, nounnon·log·i·cal·i·ty, nouno·ver·log·i·cal, adjectiveo·ver·log·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·log·i·cal·ness, nouno·ver·log·i·cal·i·ty, nounpre·log·i·cal, adjectivepre·log·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-log·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-log·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·log·i·cal, adjectivesu·per·log·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·log·i·cal·i·ty, nounun·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

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1, 3. valid.

Antonyms

1–3. unreasonable.
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Examples from the Web for non-logical

Historical Examples

  • The whole of this chapter on the connection between logical and non-logical operations cannot be written here.

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

  • If the act of inquiry be not superimposed, it must arise out of some specific condition in the course of non-logical conduct.

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

  • The non-logical operations of memory and anticipation lack just this tentative, experimental character.

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

  • Perhaps the most important example of non-logical a priori knowledge is knowledge as to ethical value.


British Dictionary definitions for non-logical

logical

adjective
  1. relating to, used in, or characteristic of logic
  2. using, according to, or deduced from the principles of logica logical conclusion
  3. capable of or characterized by clear or valid reasoning
  4. reasonable or necessary because of facts, events, etcthe logical candidate
  5. computing of, performed by, used in, or relating to the logic circuits in a computer
Derived Formslogicality or logicalness, nounlogically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-logical

logical

adj.

early 15c., "based on reason," from logic + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to logic" is c.1500. Attested from 1860 as "following as a reasonable consequence." Related: Logically.

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