American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, in accordance with, or of the nature of logic.
- adj. Based on earlier or otherwise known statements, events, or conditions; reasonable: Rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year.
- adj. Reasoning or capable of reasoning in a clear and consistent manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to logic; used or taught in logic: as, logical subtleties.
- According to the principles of logic; so stated or conceived, as an argument, that the form guarantees its validity; unobjectionable from the point of view of logic; consistent: as, logical reasoning; a logical division of a subject; a logical definition.
- Skilled in logic; furnished with logic; given to considering the processes of reason as to their forms or genera, and critically as to their validity and cogency: applied especially to an analytical mind or a methodical habit.
- The division of a genus into species.
- Synonyms Dialectic.
- Coherent, consistent.
- Analytical, methodical.
- n. Used only in the phrase little (small) logicals. These are the logical doctrines of supposition, ampliation, restriction, distribution, the exponibles, consequences, obligations, insolubles, etc.
- adj. not comparable In agreement with the principles of logic.
- adj. Reasonable.
- adj. not comparable Of or pertaining to logic.
- adj. computing Non-physical or conceptual yet underpinned by something physical or actual.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to logic; used in logic.
- adj. According to the rules of logic
- adj. Skilled in logic; versed in the art of thinking and reasoning.
- adj. capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
- adj. based on known statements or events or conditions
- adj. marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
- adj. capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
- logic + -al (Wiktionary)
“So I decided to study people who had very different strength and different intelligences, people like Einstein, who had what I call logical mathematical intelligence; the painter Picasso, who was spatial intelligence; Gandhi, I had an example of interpersonal intelligence, somebody who understood other people very, very well.”
“It is assumed, I suppose, that contradictions among ideas and beliefs are of various degrees and of various modes besides that specific one which we call logical incompatibility.”
“Classes or series of particulars, collected together on account of some property which makes it convenient to be able to speak of them as wholes, are what I call logical constructions or symbolic fictions.”
“He is entrenched in what he calls a logical system, and he fires off texts as if from a machine-gun.”
“They hid the idols in logical areas so they could have logical clues and Russel had nothing but time to find them.”
“The logical choice—if any choice could be called logical under such conditions—was one of the western corridors rising to an altitude of no more than ten thousand feet.”
“However, since people like Prof. Mercer at least pretend to be interested in logical, measured discussion about this issue, I think we owe it to them to engage them seriously on this issue.”
“Suppose I were to say that I could be convinced that women have the emotional stability to engage in logical reasoning the same as men.”
“Mark, if I were to assert that “women have the emotional stability to engage in logical reasoning the same as men” I would have data to back up that assertion ready to show you.”
“Laura (southernxyl): Mark, if I were to assert that “women have the emotional stability to engage in logical reasoning the same as men” I would have data to back up that assertion ready to show you.”
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