HyperDic: rational

English > 5 senses of the word rational:
ADJECTIVEallrationalconsistent with or based on or using reason
allrational, intellectual, noeticof or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
pertrationalcapable of being expressed as a quotient of integers
allrationalhaving its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)
NOUNquantityrational, rational numberan integer or a fraction
rational > pronunciation
Soundsrae'shahnahl; rae'shnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > rational: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconsistent with or based on or using reason.
Examples
  • "rational behavior"
  • "a process of rational inference"
  • "rational thought"
Narrowercoherent, logical, lucidcapable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
demythologized, demythologisedHaving mythical elements removed
intelligent, reasoning, thinkingendowed with the capacity to reason
reasonable, sanemarked by sound judgment
See alsocoherent, consistent, logical, orderedmarked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
logicalcapable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
reasonable, sensibleshowing reason or sound judgment
sanementally healthy
Oppositeirrationalnot consistent with or using reason
Spanishracional
Catalanracional
Nounsrationalitythe state of having good sense and sound judgment
rationalnessthe quality of being consistent with or based on logic / logic
Adverbsrationallyin a rational manner
English > rational: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or associated with or requiring the use of the mind.
Example "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
Synonymsintellectual, noetic
BroadermentalInvolving the mind or an intellectual process
Spanishintelectual, mental, noético, racional
Catalanintel·lectual, mental, racional
Nounsrationalitythe quality of being consistent with or based on logic / logic
English > rational: 5 senses > adjective 3, pert
Meaningcapable of being expressed as a quotient of integers.
Example"rational numbers"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
OppositeirrationalReal but not expressible as the quotient of two integers
Spanishracional
Catalanracional
Nounsratiothe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
rationalnessthe quality of being consistent with or based on logic / logic
English > rational: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion).
Example"a rational analysis"
Broaderintellectualappealing to or using the intellect
Spanishracional
Catalanracional
Nounsrationality, rationalnessthe quality of being consistent with or based on logic / logic
English > rational: 5 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningAn integer or a fraction.
Synonymrational number
NarrowerfractionThe quotient of two rational numbers
Broaderreal number, realAny rational or irrational number
Spanishnúmero racional, racional
Catalannombre racional, racional

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