logical

Logical describes something that comes from clear reasoning. Using a fire extinguisher to put it out a fire is a logical step. Trying to put it out with gasoline is not.

The adjective logical is rooted in the Greek word logos, which means "reason, idea, or word." So calling something logical means it's based on reason and sound ideas — in other words, thought out with mathematical precision and removed from emotion. Sounds strict and boring, but it's the orderliness and consistency of logic that helps you write a great argument or figure out how to solve a problem.

Definitions of logical
  1. adjective
    based on known statements or events or conditions
    “rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year”
    synonyms: legitimate
    valid
    well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
  2. adjective
    marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    synonyms: coherent, consistent, ordered
    seamless
    perfectly consistent and coherent
    rational
    consistent with or based on or using reason
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    Antonyms:
    incoherent
    without logical or meaningful connection
    confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected
    lacking orderly continuity
    fuzzy
    confused and not coherent; not clearly thought out
    illogical, unlogical
    lacking in correct logical relation
    irrational
    not consistent with or using reason
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  3. adjective
    capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    “a logical mind”
    Synonyms:
    analytic, analytical
    of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    synthetic, synthetical
    of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
    coherent, consistent, ordered
    marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    argumentative, dianoetic, discursive
    proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    formal
    logically deductive
    ratiocinative
    based on exact thinking
    rational
    consistent with or based on or using reason
    reasonable, sensible
    showing reason or sound judgment
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    Antonyms:
    illogical, unlogical
    lacking in correct logical relation
    incoherent
    without logical or meaningful connection
    absurd
    inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    inconsequential
    not following logically as a consequence
    intuitive, nonrational, visceral
    obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    irrational
    not consistent with or using reason
    unreasonable
    not reasonable; not showing good judgment
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  4. adjective
    capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    synonyms: coherent, lucid
    rational
    consistent with or based on or using reason
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