Associations to the word «Rational»

Wiktionary

RATIONAL, adjective. Capable of reasoning.
RATIONAL, adjective. Logically sound; not contradictory or otherwise absurd.
RATIONAL, adjective. (of a person or personal characteristics) Healthy or balanced intellectually; exhibiting reasonableness.
RATIONAL, adjective. (mathematics) (arithmetic) (number theory) (not comparable) Of a number, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two integers.
RATIONAL, adjective. (mathematics) (arithmetic) (not comparable) Of an algebraic expression, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two polynomials.
RATIONAL, adjective. (chemistry) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; said of formulae.
RATIONAL, noun. (mathematics) A rational number: a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers.
RATIONAL, noun. A rational being.
RATIONAL EGOISM, noun. (philosophy) The doctrine that it is rational to act in one's own self-interest
RATIONAL EGOISM, noun. (philosophy) The theory espoused by Ayn Rand incorporating this doctrine with ethical egoism.
RATIONAL EGOIST, noun. An advocate of rational egoism
RATIONAL FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) Any function whose value can be expressed as the quotient of two polynomials (except division by zero)
RATIONAL FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of rational function
RATIONAL HORIZON, noun. Celestial horizon
RATIONAL NUMBER, noun. (mathematics) A number that can be expressed as the ratio of two integers.
RATIONAL NUMBERS, noun. Plural of rational number
RATIONAL NUMBERS, noun. (mathematics) The set of numbers that can be expressed as a ratio of integers, often denoted with the bold letter Q, or the blackboard bold letter ℚ.
RATIONAL SELFISHNESS, noun. (philosophy) The theory espoused by Ayn Rand incorporating combining rational egoism with ethical egoism.
RATIONAL SYMPTOM, noun. A symptom elicited by the statements of the patient and not as the result of a physical examination.

Dictionary definition

RATIONAL, noun. An integer or a fraction.
RATIONAL, adjective. Consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought".
RATIONAL, adjective. Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man".
RATIONAL, adjective. Capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers; "rational numbers".
RATIONAL, adjective. Having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion); "a rational analysis".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche