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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ratiocinativeadjective

    based on exact thinking

    "one's ratiocinative powers"


  1. ratiocinativeadjective

    Pertaining to or characterized by ratiocination, discursive thinking, or inferential knowledge.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ratiocinativeadjective

    Argumentative; advancing by process of discourse.

    Etymology: from ratiocinate.

    Some consecutions are so intimately and evidently connexed to, or found in the premises, that the conclusion is attained quasi per saltum, and without any thing of ratiocinative process, even as the eye sees his object immediately, and without any previous discourse. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.


  1. ratiocinative

    Ratiocinative refers to the process or act of reasoning, or it can describe something that is based on the process of logical and methodical thinking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ratiocinativeadjective

    characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative; as, a ratiocinative process

  2. Etymology: [L. ratiocinativus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratiocinative in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratiocinative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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