- logicallyespecially when placed at the beginning of a sentence as an adverb qualifying the whole of it, often has little to do with the application of logic and simply prepares us for (or beguiles us into accepting) the writer's different point of view:
• Logically, it is the Europeans who are out of step [with respect to time] and not us —Croydon Guardian, 2004.This statement does not deal with the relation between ideas but contests the assumptions on which the traditional ideas were originally based.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Logically — Log ic*al*ly, adv. In a logical manner; as, to argue logically. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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logically — logical ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or according to the rules of logic. 2) capable of or showing rational thought. 3) expected or reasonable under the circumstances. DERIVATIVES logicality noun logically adverb … English terms dictionary
logically — adverb see logical … New Collegiate Dictionary
logically — See logicality. * * * … Universalium
logically — adverb In a logical manner, with logic … Wiktionary
logically — logical truth … Philosophy dictionary
logically — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. rationally, by logic, by reason, inevitably; see reasonably 1 , 2 … English dictionary for students
logically — adv. rationally, reasonably; from a logical standpoint … English contemporary dictionary