adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) of, relating to, involving, or being in accordance with logic (2) skilled in logic b. formally true or valid ; analytic, deductive 2. capable of reasoning or of using reason in an orderly cogent fashion <
a logical thinker
logicality nounlogically adverblogicalness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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