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Definition 1: an integer or a fraction - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for rational in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of rational ) the quotient of two rational numbers

Definition 2: consistent with or based on or using reason - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • rational behavior
  • a process of rational inference
  • rational thought

(rational is similar to ...) capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

"a lucid thinker" "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"

(rational is similar to ...) having mythical elements removed

(rational is similar to ...) endowed with the capacity to reason

(rational is similar to ...) marked by sound judgment

"sane nuclear policy"

(means also ...) capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning

"a logical mind"

(means also ...) showing reason or sound judgment

"a sensible choice" "a sensible person"

(means also ...) mentally healthy; free from mental disorder

"appears to be completely sane"

Definition 3: capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • rational numbers

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

Definition 4: having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a rational analysis

(rational is similar to ...) appealing to or using the intellect

"satire is an intellectual weapon" "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor" "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people" "coldly intellectual" "sort of the intellectual type" "intellectual literature"

Definition 5: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • intellectual problems
  • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

Synonyms for rational in the sense of this definition

(rational is similar to ...) involving the mind or an intellectual process

"mental images of happy times" "mental calculations" "in a terrible mental state" "mental suffering" "free from mental defects"

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