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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

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
Marilyn vos Savant

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats

The auto industry must acknowledge that a rational transportation policy should seek a balance between individual convenience, the efficient use of limited resources, and urban-living values that protect spaciousness, natural beauty, and human-scale mobility.
Stewart Udall

When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.
Frederick Douglass

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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