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Adjective
/ˈraSHənl/,/ˈraSHnəl/,
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Based on or in accordance with reason or logic,
  1. Based on or in accordance with reason or logic
    • - I'm sure there's a perfectly rational explanation
  2. (of a person) Able to think clearly, sensibly, and logically
    • - Andrea's upset—she's not being very rational
  3. Endowed with the capacity to reason
    • - man is a rational being
  4. (of a number, quantity, or expression) Expressible, or containing quantities that are expressible, as a ratio of whole numbers. When expressed as a decimal, a rational number has a finite or recurring expansion

Noun
  1. A rational number


  1. consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
  2. rational number: an integer or a fraction
  3. intellectual: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
  4. capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers; "rational numbers"
  5. having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion); "a rational analysis"
  6. (rationality) the state of having good sense and sound judgment; "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
  7. The term "rationality" is used differently in different disciplines.
  8. (The Rationals) The Rationals were an American rock & roll band from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  9. (rationality) the quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness; objectivity, considerateness
  10. (Rationality) While many enlightenment thinkers viewed rationality as both an unproblematic ideal and a defining feature of man^[citation needed], Freud's model of the mind drastically reduced the scope and power of reason. ...
  11. (Rationality) If one does not reject rationality, but still wishes to maintain that knowledge claims cannot be or are not justified, one might be termed a skeptic. ...
  12. (Rationality) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  13. (Rationality) This is the belief in the consistent and systematic application of reason to the solution of problems.
  14. (Rationality) is a trait which individuals or collectivities display in their thought, conduct or social institutions. Various features can be seen, singly or jointly, as marks or defining features of rationality:
  15. (rationality) A common assumption made about actors in our theories, which states that actors will try to attain their highest preferences at the least cost. ...
  16. (rationality) A logical, step-by-step approach to decision making, with a thorough analysis of alternatives and their consequences.
  17. (rationality) analyitically, programmatically, scientifically, along rational theories, objectives, bound to goals and methods, utility, efficiency, economy, structural stability, formal appearances, false concetion of reality... but what is the real reality?? means to a rational end.. ...
  18. (Rationals) in lowest terms in an ordered field, 76
  19. grounded in the faculty of reason rather than in sensibility. (See also intelligible.)
  20. intelligent. Using one's natural ability as a human to think clearly and choose creative new responses that fit new situations exactly. ...
  21. similar to constrained default logic, but the consequence of the default to add is not considered in the consistency check;
  22. That which is logical, flexible, and promotes your personnally chosen goals and best interests.
  23. Arrived at by the use of the peculiarly human mental processes by which man strives to connect his ideas as consciously, coherently and purposively as possible in order to plan the attainment of ends sought. ...
  24. As used in social science it is a term of art describing agents who act to maximize expected utility. It frequently comes under fire as being an unrealistic assumption of human cognitive abilities and/or tendencies. ...
  25. Using seemingly logical thoughts to completely disprove emotional reality.