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

SYNONYMS FOR logical

1, 3 valid.

ANTONYMS FOR logical

OTHER WORDS FROM logical

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Examples from the Web for non-logical

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for non-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 of logical

logicality or logicalness, nounlogically, adverb
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