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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.
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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

Synonyms

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1, 3. valid.

Antonyms

1–3. unreasonable.
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Examples from the Web for logicalness

Historical Examples

  • I lie wakeful in the dark and try to reason out a logicalness or poetry in a thing so artfully pestilential.

    I, Mary MacLane

    Mary MacLane

  • Which ideal simplicity and logicalness has become such a fish-bone stuck in our throats.


British Dictionary definitions for logicalness

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
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Derived Formslogicality or logicalness, nounlogically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for logicalness

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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