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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

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
Mary Wollstonecraft

If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.
Barry Commoner

As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities where I'd resided my adult life.
David Mixner

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

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