- The definition of logical is something that makes sense according to the rules of logic, or something that is rational.
An example of something that is logical is a carefully reasoned decision that makes sense and is the right course of action.
- of or used in the science of logic
- according to the principles of logic, or correct reasoning
- necessary or to be expected because of what has gone before; that follows as reasonable
- using or accustomed to use correct reasoning
Origin of logicalMedieval Latin logicalis
Origin of -logical; from Classical Greek -logikos (; from logikos: see logic) + -al
- Of, relating to, in accordance with, or of the nature of logic: logical disputation.
- Based on earlier or otherwise known statements, events, or conditions; reasonable: Rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year.
- Reasoning or capable of reasoning in a clear and consistent manner: a very logical person.
- log′i·cal′i·ty , log′i·cal·ness
(comparative more logical, superlative most logical)
- (not comparable) In agreement with the principles of logic.
- (not comparable) Of or pertaining to logic.
- (computing) Non-physical or conceptual yet underpinned by something physical or actual.
- Logical memory appears contiguous to an application program, but may well be stored on several physical devices, including in RAM and on hard-disks, as determined by the operating system.
logical - Computer Definition
- Based on facts, rational thought, and clear reasoning.
- Referring to something that does not exist, but has the appearance or effect of physical presence. In the context of telecommunications, a logical circuit, for example, does not have a physical presence in the sense that it is not tangible. Rather, it is defined as some amount of bandwidth provided over a physical, i.e., tangible, circuit that may support many logical circuits. Similarly, a channel may be in the form of regular time slots provided over a digital circuit.The time slots are brief moments in time during which electromagnetic signals convey bits of information associated with a given data transfer. Such a channel is purely logical, with no material presence and no physical presence except to the extent that the electromagnetic energy is the stuff of the science of physics. See also channel, circuit, digital, physical, physics, signal, and time slot.