logical

[ loj-i-kuhl ]
/ ˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl /

adjective

according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
reasoning in accordance with the principles of logic, as a person or the mind: logical thinking.
reasonable; to be expected: War was the logical consequence of such threats.
of or relating to logic.

Origin of logical

From the Medieval Latin word logicālis, dating back to 1490–1500. See logic, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for logical

logical

/ (ˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /

adjective

relating to, used in, or characteristic of logic
using, according to, or deduced from the principles of logica logical conclusion
capable of or characterized by clear or valid reasoning
reasonable or necessary because of facts, events, etcthe logical candidate
computing of, performed by, used in, or relating to the logic circuits in a computer

Derived Forms

logicality or logicalness, nounlogically, adverb
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