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Definition 1: a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for irrational in the sense of this definition

(irrational is a kind of ...) any rational or irrational number

(... is a kind of irrational ) an irrational number that is not algebraic

(... is a kind of irrational ) root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients

Definition 2: not consistent with or using reason - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where irrational or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • irrational fears
  • irrational animals

(irrational is similar to ...) not based on reason or evidence

"blind hatred" "blind faith" "unreasoning panic"

(irrational is similar to ...) not endowed with the capacity to reason

"a reasonless brute"

(irrational is similar to ...) not based on reason

"there is a great deal that is nonrational in modern culture"

(irrational is similar to ...) showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance

"finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin"

(means also ...) without logical or meaningful connection

"a turgid incoherent presentation"

(means also ...) lacking in correct logical relation

(means also ...) not reasonable; not showing good judgment

Definition 3: real but not expressible as the quotient of two integers - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where irrational or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • irrational numbers

(irrational belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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