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rational

Pronunciation: /ˈræʃnəl; ˈræʃənl/

Translation of rational in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (able to reason) [being] racional
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (sane, lucid) to be rational estar* en su ( or mi etc) sano juicio, estar* cuerdo 1.3 (sensible) [act/argument/suggestion] razonable, lógico capable of rational thought capaz de razonar 1.4 (efficient) racional
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] racional
    Example sentences
    • 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?

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