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[loj-i-kuh l] /ˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
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
1490-1500; < Medieval Latin logicālis. See logic, -al1
Related forms
[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
1, 3. valid.
1–3. unreasonable. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for logically
  • Humans are the animal that can reason creatively and abstractly, or perform the inverse, imagine logically and rationally.
  • He includes a section on the historical context of the mystery to see if it is possible to explain the story logically.
  • We lend a meaning to an expression knowing that logically it does not belong to it.
  • They would hardly greet the good that did not logically fall,-as if it excluded their own merit, or shook their understandings.
  • It is logically quite unnecessary, but rhetorically quite allowable, to use commas as well as conjunctions.
  • We have learned that the dream replaces a number of thoughts derived from daily life which are perfectly formed logically.
  • The system will not permit requests containing logically inconsistent answers to proceed.
  • So, minimizing overhead to what was logically necessary was important.
  • He's presented relevant information logically, clearly, and succinctly.
  • They think they are responding logically to some serious slight or put-down.
British Dictionary definitions for logically


relating to, used in, or characteristic of logic
using, according to, or deduced from the principles of logic: a logical conclusion
capable of or characterized by clear or valid reasoning
reasonable or necessary because of facts, events, etc: the logical candidate
(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 logically



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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