logical

Definitions

  • One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
    One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj logical marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts "a coherent argument"
    • adj logical capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning "a logical mind"
    • adj logical capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner "a lucid thinker","she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
    • adj logical based on known statements or events or conditions "rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Logical According to the rules of logic; as, a logical argument or inference; the reasoning is logical; a logical argument; a logical impossibility.
    • Logical Of or pertaining to logic; used in logic; as, logical subtilties.
    • Logical Skilled in logic; versed in the art of thinking and reasoning; as, he is a logical thinker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • logical Of or pertaining to logic; used or taught in logic: as, logical subtleties.
    • logical According to the principles of logic; so stated or conceived, as an argument, that the form guarantees its validity; unobjectionable from the point of view of logic; consistent: as, logical reasoning; a logical division of a subject; a logical definition.
    • logical Skilled in logic; furnished with logic; given to considering the processes of reason as to their forms or genera, and critically as to their validity and cogency: applied especially to an analytical mind or a methodical habit.
    • logical The division of a genus into species.
    • logical Self-consistency.
    • logical Synonyms Dialectic.
    • logical Coherent, consistent.
    • logical Analytical, methodical.
    • n logical Used only in the phrase little (small) logicals. These are the logical doctrines of supposition, ampliation, restriction, distribution, the exponibles, consequences, obligations, insolubles, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Logical according to the rules of logic: skilled in logic: discriminating
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “A page of history is worth a pound of logic.”
  • Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
    Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
    “The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.”
  • Samuel Butler
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    “Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.”
  • Bernard Devoto
    Bernard Devoto
    “The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.”
  • John Locke
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    “Logic is the anatomy of thought.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    “The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. logique, L. logicus, Gr. logiko`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. logikē, from logos, speech.

Usage

In literature:

The logic is indisputable.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
LOGIC, which here is identical with metaphysics; 2.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Hume, however, has shown that this can never be a logical necessity.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
That is how I see things by the unaided light of logic.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
This is the logic of Christianity, and the logical conclusion of education.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
As a speaker she was pointed, logical, and impassioned.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
These are sound, logical views.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The Necessity for Logical Thought.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
I began, finally, an elaborate and logical argument, forgetting that women reason only with their hearts, and she listened courteously.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Logic said these were just scratches on the thick tube.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Morale, for all the greater purposes of war, is a state of faith; and its logic will be the superb and elusive logic of human faith.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
As the consent loses its value logically, it gains in power of coercion.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
This seems logical enough, but it is very bad psychology.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Not in proofs by formal logic but in the reality of consciousness was the certainty of God.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
If the source remained fixed, we'd accept it as the most logical explanation.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He dealt easily in the subtle skills of logic.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
George smiled, appreciating the other's logic.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
His expositions of law and charges to juries were plain, learned, luminous, logical, profound.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
That logic was retaliated now.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
He despised logic, and rejected the philosophy of nature as beyond the powers of man.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

That is Jesus.
But then Jesus was not quite a man.
He was the Son of Man
Filius Meus, O remorseless logic
Out of His own mouth.
"St. Matthew" by D H Lawrence
It is the logic of our times,
No subject for immortal verse –
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse.
"Where Are The War Poets ?" by Cecil Day Lewis
CAMILLA calls me heartless: hence you see
Logic in love has little part.
How can I otherwise than heartless be
Seeing Camilla has my heart?
"Camilla" by Victor James Daley
Though called by many different names,
Each one professed the noblest aims;
Should all be right, 'twas logical
That I should give my vote to all!
"My Maiden Vote" by Richard Le Gallienne
Twice and twice
(Again the smoking souvenir,
Bleeding eidolon!) and yet again.
Until the bright logic is won
Unwhispering as a mirror
Is believed.
"Legend" by Harold Hart Crane
Fulfil so much of God's decree
As works its problem out in thee,
Nor dream that in thy breast alone
The conscience of the changeful seasons,
The Will that in the planets reasons
With space-wide logic, has its throne.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

I suppose after To be or not to be, the next logical question is To be or not to be with this person.
The argument against plain packaging is based on perverse logic, writes John Loof, chief executive of the Cancer Society Auckland.
I have never understood the logic of poll rankings.
When it comes to the Hall of Fame, most of my ESPN.com colleagues are capable of logical, consistent thinking.
It's eerie but in a way quite logical.
The Inescapable Logic of Nominating Ted Cruz for US Senate.
On Jenny Erpenbeck A young German novelist explores the logic of powerlessness.
This is the logic of politicians when they think about popular culture: Many of today's films and music and video games are vile, not like the John Wayne movies or Elvis records they enjoyed when they were young.
Logical, in this case, however, does not mean the right solution.
There are a number of frameworks for modelling argumentation in logic.
When a pitcher such as R.A. Dickey salvages a career by developing a knuckleball and throwing it well enough to make the All-Star team and possibly win 20 games, this logical question comes up.
He's clear, logical, modest and careful.
Oil tax logic continues to elude Democrats.
Records are made to be broken and, in the case of Spectra Logic, the tape storage maker is shooting pretty high.
Spectra Logic Launches ExaScale Storage for 'Big Data'.
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In science:

The valuations of the logic J3 can be given the same meaning as those of the logic F OU R, except that the consideration is restricted to those sources which always give some information about an atom.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Proof theory for full intuitionistic linear logic, bilinear logic, and mix categories.
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
Next, we introduce the concept of logical matrices understood as a model of quantum logics.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
An approach considering the logic as a set of logically valid sentences was the first manner of understanding logic.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
The process of an algebraization of the logical system is rooted in the belief that this process allows us to investigate general properties of logical systems by stipulating that these properties are reflected in the properties of the corresponding classes of algebras.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
Quantum logics (just like classical logic) are a kind of propositional logic.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
These logics represent a natural logical abstraction from the class of all Hilbert space lattices.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
They are represented respectively by orthomodular quantum logic (OM L) and by the weaker orthologic (OL) which for a long time has been also termed minimal quantum logic.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
In the literature dealing with quantum logics, there exist two different notions of logical consequence.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
All above concepts of quantum logical consequence presuppose the notion of the model of quantum logics.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
Such logical matrix can be understood as an algebraic semantical model of the considered language or simply as algebraic semantics for quantum logics.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
The concept of logical matrices regarded as models for sentential logics is of particular importance.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
Logical matrices associated with quantum logics are formed of a variety of OL or OML.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
The logical matrices determining consequence operation, which is equal to the structural consequence operation, i.e., C n = CM , are called strongly adequate logical matrices .
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
Following the main idea that any logic can be understood as a structural consequence operation, we indicated adequate semantics for quantum logics.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
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