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