logical logical  /ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
  2. (adj) based on known statements or events or conditions
  3. (adj) marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
  4. (adj) capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Herbert is a logical man.
  2. When the engine is running at light loads, it's logical to shut down unneeded cylinders to save fuel, like turning off lights in unused rooms.
  3. The logical fuzziness and possible logical flaws of the Extreme Male Brain model result in the scientific community not following Baron-Cohen's work.

News

  1. Peter D. Vash, M.D., MPH (Metabolic Weight Management, Inc., amatteroffat.com) Expands on Recent NY Times Article ...

    For many heavy individuals, being overweight is a matter of fat, a world unto itself with deep powerful forces lurking beneath their stigmatizing fat. These forces are fueled and energized more by human emotions than by a logical medical rationality. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10805251.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Finding Treasure on the Green

    What's the logical conclusion of spring cleaning? Tag sales to find new homes for unwanted stuff. The Animal Haven and the North Haven Congregational Church framed the Green last weekend...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: North Haven Courier

  3. Not sci-fi: Researchers work toward post-trauma limb regeneration

    Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., are working on what they call the next logical frontier: easing the human body into fully repairing and regenerating itself.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "When you see him play innings like this, the top of the order seems like the more logical place for him but he plays the spinners well to so to come in lower down is not an issue," the left-handed opener added.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Andrew Strauss Source: NDTV.com

  2. "Russia, of course, will take its peacekeeping mission to a logical conclusion. We will strive for working relations with all participants of this conflict, and that, of course, includes the Georgian side," Putin said.
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: TVNZ

  3. "My decision, after looking at all the treatment plans that were possibilities for me, the only one that seemed the most logical and the one that was going to work for me was to have a bilateral mastectomy," Applegate said.
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Christina Applegate Source: ABC News

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