Meaning of LOGICAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ lɒdʒɪk(ə)l ]


In a logical argument or method of reasoning, each step must be true if the step before it is true.

Only when each logical step has been checked by other mathematicians will the proof be accepted.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• logi‧cal‧ly

My professional training has taught me to look at things logically.

ADV : usu ADV with v


The logical conclusion or result of a series of facts or events is the only one which can come from it, according to the rules of logic.

If the climate gets drier, then the logical conclusion is that even more drought will occur...

...a society that dismisses God as a logical impossibility.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• logi‧cal‧ly

From that it followed logically that he would not be meeting Hildegarde.

ADV : ADV with v


Something that is logical seems reasonable or sensible in the circumstances.

Connie suddenly struck her as a logical candidate...

There was a logical explanation...

It is logical to take precautions.

= reasonable

ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf / that

• logi‧cal‧ly

This was the one possibility I hadn’t taken into consideration, though logically I should have done.

ADV : ADV with cl , ADV with v

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