Definition of logical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɒdʒɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːdʒɪkl//
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  1. 1  (of an action, event, etc.) seeming natural, reasonable or sensible a logical thing to do in the circumstances It was a logical conclusion from the child's point of view. Each of them having their own room was the logical solution.
  2. 2  following or able to follow the rules of logic in which ideas or facts are based on other true ideas or facts a logical argument Computer programming needs someone with a logical mind.
  3. opposite illogical
    Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin logicalis from late Latin logica, from Greek logikē (tekhnē) ‘(art) of reason’, from logos ‘word, reason’.Extra examples His arguments seemed perfectly logical. It all sounds quite logical. The issue here is purely logical: it has nothing to do with ethics. A contradiction is a logical impossibility. It seemed logical to try and contact the child’s mother. It was a logical thing to do in the circumstances. She suggests that a decline in language would lead to a decline in logical thinking. That’s a logical conclusion to draw. The problem can be solved using a process of logical reasoning. The question is completely logical and completely absurd. We need to have a logical rather than an emotional response to these events. What she said sounded logical enough.