[ adjective ] (logic) capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
"a logical mind"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Skorich was considered the logical choice after the club gave Norm_Van_Brocklin permission to seek the head coaching_job with the Minnesota_Vikings , the newest National_Football_League entry .(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
The entire concept of cerebral imagery as the physical basis of a mental_image can find no logical support .
As retinal images are conceded to be an integral function of the brain it seems logical to suppose that the nerves , between the inner brain and the eyes , carry the direct drive for cooperation from the various brain centers - rather_than to theorize on the transmission of an image which is already in required location .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
At_the_least , however , one may conclude that Geometric potters sensed a logical order ; their principles of composition stand very close to those which appear in the Homeric epics and the hexameter line .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
And it is thought by many who think_about such things that Quasimodo is the logical culmination of a school that started with Monet , progressed through Kandinsky and the cubist Picasso , and blossomed just recently in Pollock and De_Kooning .
[ adjective ] in accordance with reason or logic
"a logical conclusion"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
In the area of private label competition , it is logical to expect a continuation of trends which have been under_way during the first decade .(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
Finally , in The Maltese_Falcon among others , the clash between detective and police is carried to its logical conclusion : Sam_Spade becomes the chief murder_suspect .(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
The logical scheme used to accomplish the former influences the placement of information in the dictionary file .(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)
And though it was logical that a man who could plot mass_murder would not hesitate to speak an untruth , still it was difficult to understand why Spencer spoke only for Cromwell .
[ adjective ] marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
"a logical argument" "the orderly presentation"
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
In their vases were embodied the basic aesthetic and logical characteristics of Greek civilization , at_first hesitantly in Protogeometric work , and_then more confidently in the initial stages of the Geometric style .
[ adjective ] based on known statements or events or conditions
"rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year"