Logical meaning

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Of, relating to, in accordance with, or of the nature of logic.

Logical disputation.

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Reasoning or capable of reasoning in a clear and consistent manner.

A very logical person.

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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.

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Based on facts, rational thought, and clear reasoning.
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(1) A reasonable solution to a problem.
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Necessary or to be expected because of what has gone before; that follows as reasonable.
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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.
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(not comparable) In agreement with the principles of logic.
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(not comparable) Of or pertaining to logic.
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(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.

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Based on earlier or otherwise known statements, events, or conditions; reasonable.

Rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year.

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Of or used in the science of logic.
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According to the principles of logic, or correct reasoning.
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Of or relating to the science, doctrine, or theory of.
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Using, or accustomed to using, correct reasoning.
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Origin of logical

  • < Gr -logikos (< logikos: see logic) + -al

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • logic +"Ž -al

    From Wiktionary