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Rational meaning

rational - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers; " rational numbers"
  2. 2. Relating to the reason; not physical; mental.
  3. 3. Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning.
  4. 4. Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man.
  5. 5. A rational being.
  6. 6. Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; - said of formulae. See under Formula.
  7. 7. Endowed with reason; agrecable to reason; intelligent.
  8. 8. Rationality.

rational - examples of usage

  1. The decision was a relief, not only in giving her a goal, but in providing her with a rational excuse for her own actions. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. There is scarcely a trace of consistent or rational principle in the matter. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. Yet I could think of nothing rational to satisfy my wonder. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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