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Rational

Rational Ra"tion*al, n. A rational being. --Young.

Rational Ra"tion*al, n. A rational being. --Young.

Rational

Rational Ra"tion*al, a. [L. rationalis: cf. F. rationnel. See Ratio, Reason, and cf. Rationale.] 1. Relating to reason; not physical; mental. Moral philosophy was his chiefest end; for the rational, the natural, and mathematics . . . were but simple pastimes in comparison of the other. --Sir T. North. 2. Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning. It is our glory and happiness to have a rational nature. --Law. 3. Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man. 4. (Chem.) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; -- said of formul[ae]. See under Formula. Rational horizon. (Astron.) See Horizon, 2 (b) . Rational quantity (Alg.), one that can be expressed without the use of a radical sign, or in extract parts of unity; -- opposed to irrational or radical quantity. Rational symptom (Med.), one elicited by the statements of the patient himself and not as the result of a physical examination.

Rational Ra"tion*al, a. [L. rationalis: cf. F. rationnel. See Ratio, Reason, and cf. Rationale.] 1. Relating to reason; not physical; mental. Moral philosophy was his chiefest end; for the rational, the natural, and mathematics . . . were but simple pastimes in comparison of the other. --Sir T. North. 2. Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning. It is our glory and happiness to have a rational nature. --Law. 3. Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man. 4. (Chem.) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; -- said of formul[ae]. See under Formula. Rational horizon. (Astron.) See Horizon, 2 (b) . Rational quantity (Alg.), one that can be expressed without the use of a radical sign, or in extract parts of unity; -- opposed to irrational or radical quantity. Rational symptom (Med.), one elicited by the statements of the patient himself and not as the result of a physical examination.

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- integer is a rational number. The set of all rational numbers, often referred to as "the rationals", the field of rationals or the field of rational numbers...

- possessed by humans. Reason, or an aspect of it, is sometimes referred to as rationality. Reasoning is ****ociated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. The...

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- In mathematics, a rational function is any function which can be defined by a rational fraction, i.e. an algebraic fraction such that both the numerator...

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- sometimes qualified as rational integers to distinguish them from the more general algebraic integers. In fact, the (rational) integers are the algebraic...

- Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), previously called rational therapy and rational emotive therapy, is an active-directive, philosophically and...

- Rational egoism (also called rational selfishness) is the principle that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one's self-interest. The view...

- Rational-legal authority (also known as rational authority, legal authority, rational domination, legal domination, or bureaucratic authority) is a form...

- integer is a rational number. The set of all rational numbers, often referred to as "the rationals", the field of rationals or the field of rational numbers...

- possessed by humans. Reason, or an aspect of it, is sometimes referred to as rationality. Reasoning is ****ociated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. The...

- Rational choice theory, also known as choice theory or rational action theory, is a framework for understanding and often formally modeling social and...

- In mathematics, a rational function is any function which can be defined by a rational fraction, i.e. an algebraic fraction such that both the numerator...

- Rational may refer to: Rational number, a number that can be expressed as a ratio of two integers Rational point of an algebraic variety, a point defined...

- sometimes qualified as rational integers to distinguish them from the more general algebraic integers. In fact, the (rational) integers are the algebraic...

- Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), previously called rational therapy and rational emotive therapy, is an active-directive, philosophically and...

- Rational egoism (also called rational selfishness) is the principle that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one's self-interest. The view...

- Rational-legal authority (also known as rational authority, legal authority, rational domination, legal domination, or bureaucratic authority) is a form...

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