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Definition of Rational

Rational

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

Rational Quotations

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Oscar Wilde

Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Noam Chomsky

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Lee Iacocca

Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
R. D. Laing

The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way.
Joyce Carol Oates
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Rational Translations

rational in Dutch is redelijk, rationeel
rational in French is rationnel
rational in Italian is razionale
rational in Portuguese is racional
rational in Spanish is racional

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