Meaning – The term logical device, refers to a file for conducting input or output with a physical device.
It may also be referred to as an abstraction of one or more physical devices that deliver logical input values to an application. Graphics standards divide the primitive input devices into the logical classes locator, stroke, valuator, choice, pick, and string.
A logical device is a repository object that represents either a physical device, such as a Nokia mobile phone, or an abstract device, such as email. Logical devices represent the interface between Wireless Edition transformers and the target devices or applications.
Example of usage – “A programmable logic device (PLD) is an electronic component used to build reconfigurable digital circuits. Unlike integrated circuits (IC) which consist of logic gates and have a fixed function, a PLD has an undefined function at the time of manufacture.”