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Rational (IPA: /ˈɹæʃənəɫ/, /ˈɹæʃnəɫ/)


Rational (a.)

Relating to the reason; not physical; mental.

Rational (a.)

Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning.

Rational (a.)

Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man.

Rational (a.)

Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; -- said of formulae. See under Formula.

Rational (n.)

A rational being.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Akrasia [weakness of will] in rational beings is as common as wine in France." - Will (philosophy)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Always take the short cut; and that is the rational one. Therefore say and do everything according to soundest reason." - Marcus Aurelius

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Be always employed about some rational thing that the devil find thee not idle." - Laziness

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Being happy involves both a certain achievement in action and a rational assurance about the outcome." - John Rawls

Example Sentence (Quote)

"In other words, truth is simply what is: what exists in reality and can be verified by rational and independent observers." - Jerry Coyne


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