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LOGICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does logical mean? 

LOGICAL (adjective)
  The adjective LOGICAL has 4 senses:

1. capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
2. based on known statements or events or conditions
3. marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
4. capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

  Familiarity information: LOGICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOGICAL (adjective)


Sense 1logical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning

Context example:

a logical mind

Similar:

ratiocinative (based on exact thinking)

formal (logically deductive)

dianoetic; discursive (proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition)

Also:

coherent; consistent; logical; ordered; orderly (marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts)

synthetic; synthetical (of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts)

analytic; analytical (of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience)

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)

reasonable; sensible (showing reason or sound judgment)

Attribute:

logicality; logicalness (correct and valid reasoning)

Antonym:

illogical (lacking in correct logical relation)


Sense 2logical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Based on known statements or events or conditions

Synonyms:

legitimate; logical

Context example:

rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

Similar:

valid (well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force)


Sense 3logical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts

Synonyms:

coherent; consistent; logical; ordered; orderly

Context example:

a coherent argument

Similar:

seamless (perfectly consistent and coherent)

Also:

logical (capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning)

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)


Sense 4logical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

Synonyms:

coherent; lucid; logical

Context examples:

a lucid thinker / she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident

Similar:

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)


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