Definitions for Rationalˈræʃ ə nl, ˈræʃ nl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ra•tion•alˈræʃ ə nl, ˈræʃ nl(adj.)
based on or agreeable to reason:
a rational decision.
a rational negotiator.
The patient seems rational.
Math. capable of being expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers. (of a function) capable of being expressed exactly by a ratio of two polynomials.
Ref: rational number.
Origin of rational:
1350–1400; ME racional < L ratiōnālis=ratiōn- (s. of ratiō) reason+-ālis -al1
rational number, rational(adj)
an integer or a fraction
consistent with or based on or using reason
"rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
intellectual, rational, noetic(adj)
of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
"intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers
having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)
"a rational analysis"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
rational(adjective)ˈræʃ ə nl, ˈræʃ nl
a rational decision; Her remarks were calm and rational.
rationalˈræʃ ə nl, ˈræʃ nl
a rational voice in a time of chaos
relating to the reason; not physical; mental
having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning
agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man
expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; -- said of formulae. See under Formula
a rational being
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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Rank popularity for the word 'Rational' in Adjectives Frequency: #532
Translations for Rational
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
able to think, reason and judge etc
Man is a rational animal.
- عاقِل، قادِر على التَّفْكيرArabic
- racionalPortuguese (BR)
- rationel; fornuftigDanish
- raisonnable, doué de raisonFrench
- בַּעַל כּוֹשֶר שִׂכלִיHebrew
- racionalan, razboritCroatian
- skynsamur; vitsmuna-Icelandic
- protaujantis, protingasLithuanian
- saprātīgs; domājošsLatvian
- fornuftig, fornufts-Norwegian
- معقول ويونكى، منطق پوه، پوهيدونكى، عقلىPashto
- raţional, dotat cu raţiuneRomanian
- rationell, förståndig, förnufts-Swedish
- mantıklı, aklı başındaTurkish
- 理性思考的Chinese (Trad.)
- ذی عقلUrdu
- có lý tríVietnamese
- 有推理能力的Chinese (Simp.)
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