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Adjective: rational  ra-shu-nul
  1. Consistent with or based on or using reason
    "rational behaviour"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
     
  2. Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man";
    - intellectual, noetic
     
  3. (mathematics) capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers
    "rational numbers"
     
  4. Having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)
    "a rational analysis"
Noun: rational  ra-shu-nul
  1. An integer or a fraction
    - rational number

Derived forms: rationals

See also: coherent, demythologised [Brit], demythologized, intellectual, intelligent, logical, lucid, mental, reasonable, reasoning, sane, sensible, thinking

Type of: real, real number

Antonym: irrational

Encyclopedia: Rational