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An idea I have for an alternative is 'is consistent'. But I'm looking for something that's better.

I am looking for a succinct answer that implies consistency, and to be used in arguments.

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    The idea is logical/lacks logic? – WS2 Apr 18 '15 at 22:20
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    it "works" or "fits"? – Jeremy Nottingham Apr 18 '15 at 22:20
  • @WS2 I think 'is logical' might be too vague -- unless 'logical' has a strict definition I'm unaware of – Tom Apr 18 '15 at 22:21
  • @Tom Follows the usually accepted rules of logic. That seems to me a lot less vague than saying something makes sense, or, heaven forbid, works, or fits. – WS2 Apr 18 '15 at 22:24
  • @WS2 Yes, I think you're right: Oxford says: "Characterized by or capable of clear, sound reasoning". So if you add it, I'll accept – Tom Apr 18 '15 at 22:26
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I wish I knew if you want something formal or informal, and I wish we had some context.

Others have offered some nice formal alternatives -- here are some informal ones.

Gotcha.

I'm with you, (brother/sister).

Sounds good (so far).

Yes, that follows.

I won't argue with you (there/on that).

Yes, that jives.

I can relate.

Sure.

I see your point/logic.

Yes, yes.

Of course.

That's clear.

Yes, (obviously).

Goes without saying.

No question.

Absolutely.

Okay.

No disagreement (with that).

I feel you, (brother).

I see where you're coming from.

Right.

No doubt.

Without a doubt.

Go on....

(Perfectly) understandable.

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Reasonable

rea·son·able adjective

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a : being in agreement with right thinking or right judgment : not conflicting with reason : not absurd : not ridiculous

a reasonable conviction>

b : being or remaining within the bounds of reason : not extreme : not excessive

a reasonable request

a reasonable hope of succeeding

spent a reasonable amount of time in relaxation

is of a reasonable size

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

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I'm happy with 'is logical', because I didn't know before that 'logical' included this definition: 'Characterized by or capable of clear, sound reasoning'.

'Sound' being defined in argumentation as 'valid and premises are true'.

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Cogent:

adjective

(Of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing:

they put forward cogent arguments for British membership

the newspaper’s lawyers must prepare a cogent appeal

oxforddictionaries.com

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The idea follows the usually accepted rules of logic.

  • I think the 'follows the usually accepted rules' part is redundant: the definition states that the reasoning is 'sound', which means the argumentation is valid and its premises are true – Tom Apr 18 '15 at 22:31
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Your idea has some foundation. (sound foundations, moral foundations, etc)

  • foundation (noun) "something (such as an idea, a principle, or a fact) that provides support for something" MW

e.g.

  • These problems threaten the foundations of our modern society.
  • There is little foundation for your objections, sir.

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