What does irrational mean?

Definitions for irrational
ɪˈræʃ ə nlir·ra·tional

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irrational number, irrational(adj)

    a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number

  2. irrational(adj)

    not consistent with or using reason

    "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"

  3. irrational(adj)

    real but not expressible as the quotient of two integers

    "irrational numbers"

GCIDE

  1. irrational(a.)

    Not according to reason; having no rational basis; clearly contrary to reason; easily disproved by reasoning; absurd; -- of assertions and beliefs. Hence, of actions: foolish; unreasonable.

    Etymology: [L. irrationalis: cf. F. irrationnel. See In- not, and Rational.]

Wiktionary

  1. irrational(Noun)

    A real number that can not be expressed as the quotient of two integers, an irrational number.

    Etymology: From irrationalis, from ir- + rationalis.

  2. irrational(Adjective)

    Not rational; unfounded or nonsensical.

    an irrational decision

    Etymology: From irrationalis, from ir- + rationalis.

  3. irrational(Adjective)

    Of a real number, that cannot be written as the ratio of two integers.

    The number uE0009599uE001 is irrational.

    Etymology: From irrationalis, from ir- + rationalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irrational(adj)

    not rational; void of reason or understanding; as, brutes are irrational animals

    Etymology: [L. irrationalis: cf. F. irrationnel. See In- not, and Rational.]

  2. Irrational(adj)

    not according to reason; absurd; foolish

    Etymology: [L. irrationalis: cf. F. irrationnel. See In- not, and Rational.]

  3. Irrational(adj)

    not capable of being exactly expressed by an integral number, or by a vulgar fraction; surd; -- said especially of roots. See Surd

    Etymology: [L. irrationalis: cf. F. irrationnel. See In- not, and Rational.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Irrational

    ir-rash′un-al, adj. void of reason or understanding: absurd.—n. Irrational′ity.—adv. Irra′tionally.—Irrational numbers, a term applied to those roots of numbers which cannot be accurately expressed by a finite number of figures—e.g. √2 is an irrational number.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irrational in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irrational in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of irrational in a Sentence

  1. President Salvador Sanchez Ceren:

    Faced with this irrational violence, we are forced to take urgent measures, of an extraordinary character, in order to guarantee security (and) peace for all Salvadorans.

  2. Thiruman Archunan:

    Wherever and whenever a woman is harassed, abused and exploited there could be found a religion or some kind of irrational belief and suppression of reason among the minds of men or women who were responsible for the exploitation.

  3. Lisa Hoffman:

    Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Creation and cultivation of Beauty doesn’t happen without tremendous Endurance. True Beauty is often emerged out of Chaos and Turbulence. Look at the eruptions of Volcanoes and shaking of Earth that give birth to beautiful mountains and scenic lakes. Think of those amazingly attractive Stalactites formed only after continuous erosion by slow dripping water. Something far superior, magnificent, better and beautiful always appears out of otherwise ordinary - only after enduring the colossal Chaos, frightening Fury, traumatizing Turbulence and disturbing Disorder within the stagnant Status Quo. That’s the reality of life! So, accept and endure the changes, no matter how chaotic, stormy and irrational they may seem to you today. You are chosen by Supreme Powers to Create and Cultivate the Beauty, something that never existed before – only through your exceptional Endurance. And I am sure that you will, my friend, pass this test with flying colors. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. Go on, and break a leg!

  5. Thiruman Archunan:

    Nature never allows man to understand it, however intelligent he thinks he may be. It tempts his reason by offering an initial success only to seduce and pull him on its side later, once for all. Finally, a man is left to sing the irrational songs of the nature!

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