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logical

[loj-i-kuh l] /ˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
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
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Medieval Latin logicālis. See logic, -al1
Related forms
logicality
[loj-i-kal-i-tee] /ˌlɒdʒ ɪˈkæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
logicalness, noun
logically, adverb
hyperlogical, adjective
hyperlogically, adverb
hyperlogicalness, noun
hyperlogicality, noun
nonlogical, adjective
nonlogically, adverb
nonlogicalness, noun
nonlogicality, noun
overlogical, adjective
overlogically, adverb
overlogicalness, noun
overlogicality, noun
prelogical, adjective
prelogically, adverb
quasi-logical, adjective
quasi-logically, adverb
superlogical, adjective
superlogically, adverb
superlogicality, noun
unlogical, adjective
unlogically, adverb
Synonyms
1, 3. valid.
Antonyms
1–3. unreasonable.
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Examples from the Web for non-logical
Historical Examples
  • Perhaps the most important example of non-logical a priori knowledge is knowledge as to ethical value.

    The Problems of Philosophy Bertrand Russell
  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for non-logical

logical

/ˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
relating to, used in, or characteristic of logic
2.
using, according to, or deduced from the principles of logic: a logical conclusion
3.
capable of or characterized by clear or valid reasoning
4.
reasonable or necessary because of facts, events, etc: the logical candidate
5.
(computing) of, performed by, used in, or relating to the logic circuits in a computer
Derived Forms
logicality, logicalness, noun
logically, 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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