- 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.
logical definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Midieval Latin logicalis
Origin: ; from Classical Greek -logikos (; from logikos: see logic) plush -al
logical definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, relating to, in accordance with, or of the nature of logic.
- 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.
- logˌi·calˈi·ty , logˌi·cal·ness noun
- logˈi·cal·ly adverb
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.
(1) A reasonable solution to a problem.
(2) A higher level view of an object; for example, the user's view versus the computer's view. See logical vs. physical.