Definición de rational en inglés:


Silabificación: ra·tion·al
Pronunciación: /ˈraSHənl, ˈraSHnəl


  • 1Based on or in accordance with reason or logic: I’m sure there’s a perfectly rational explanation
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    • Hegel develops his rational ontology of gender within a logic of oppositions.
    • But for many people, their faith isn't based around an irrational fervour, and it isn't based around rational logic.
    • The ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity proved inadequate as bases for a fully rational society.
    logical, reasoned, sensible, reasonable, cogent, intelligent, judicious, shrewd, common-sense, commonsensical, sound, prudent; down-to-earth, practical, pragmatic
  • 1.1(Of a person) able to think clearly, sensibly, and logically: Andrea’s upset—she’s not being very rational
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    • Unlike the first two, Proviesque rarely displays a logical structure that can be followed by sensible rational people.
    • To be honest, I once thought about having another woman, but I did not do it because I was able to be rational, I did not want to take any risks.
    • I have a friend, a sensible, rational creature, not outwardly generous, but happy to share a garibaldi if pressed.
    sane, compos mentis, in one's right mind, of sound mind; normal, balanced, grounded, lucid, coherent
    informal all there
  • 1.2Endowed with the capacity to reason: man is a rational being
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    • Kant said that the mind is rational, it is endowed with Reason.
    • Since men are rational and egoistic, endowed with the right of property, the composition of output should be determined by consumer sovereignty.
    • There is implanted in every rational being the capacity to distinguish the true from the false, to weigh the evidence, and to confront the world without illusions.
    intelligent, thinking, reasoning; cerebral, logical, analytical
    formal ratiocinative
  • 2 Mathematics (Of a number, quantity, or expression) expressible, or containing quantities that are expressible, as a ratio of whole numbers. When expressed as a decimal, a rational number has a finite or recurring expansion.
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    • The set of rational numbers is denumerable, that is, it has cardinal number d.
    • His idea was that every real number r divides the rational numbers into two subsets, namely those greater than r and those less than r.
    • Term formalism can perhaps be extended to the integers and rational numbers, but what are the real numbers supposed to be?


Mathematics Volver al principio  
  • A rational number.
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    • The construction of the reals from the integers proceeds in several stages: first axiomatize the positive integers, then construct negative from positive integers, then rationals from integers, and finally reals from rationals.
    • Thus a set that includes the rationals has been put into a systematic one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers.
    • She then extended the function to the negative rationals.



Pronunciación: /ˌraSHəˈnalətē/
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  • Truth, science, intellectual inquiry and rationality are inextricably bound together.
  • His threat lay in his cold rationality and his overwhelming intellectual authority.
  • Our judgements are constrained by rationality to the extent that we cannot just label any movement a cult by pure whim.


Pronunciación: /ˈraSHənl-ē, ˈraSHnəlē/
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  • From this perspective you will be able to think much more clearly and rationally.
  • Her philosophy was that everything could be explained logically and rationally.
  • Anger clearly breeds stupidity, but let us try to think rationally this Sunday.


late Middle English (in the sense 'having the ability to reason'): from Latin rationalis, from ratio(n-) 'reckoning, reason' (see ratio).

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