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Meaning of "ratiocination" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RATIOCINATION

ratiocination  [ˌrætɪˌɒsɪˈneɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATIOCINATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ratiocination is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RATIOCINATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ratiocination

Reason

Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, applying logic, for establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing information. It is closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art, and is normally considered to be a definitive characteristic of human nature. The concept of reason is sometimes referred to as rationality and sometimes as discursive reason, in opposition to intuitive reason. Reason or "reasoning" is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. Reason, like habit or intuition, is one of the ways by which thinking comes from one idea to a related idea. For example, it is the means by which rational beings understand themselves to think about cause and effect, truth and falsehood, and what is good or bad. It is also closely identified with the ability to self-consciously change beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and institutions, and therefore with the capacity for freedom and self-determination.

Definition of ratiocination in the English dictionary

The definition of ratiocination in the dictionary is the activity of ratiocinating.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATIOCINATION


combination
ˌkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən
contamination
kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən
coordination
kəʊˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən
designation
ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən
destination
ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən
determination
dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən
discrimination
dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃən
domination
ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃən
donation
dəʊˈneɪʃən
elimination
ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən
examination
ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən
explanation
ˌɛkspləˈneɪʃən
illumination
ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən
imagination
ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən
nation
ˈneɪʃən
nomination
ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən
origination
ɒˌrɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən
resignation
ˌrɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən
termination
ˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən
vaccination
ˌvæksɪˈneɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATIOCINATION

ratio
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ratiocinate
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ration
ration book
ration card
ration coupon
rational
rational dress
rational number
rationale
rationalisable
rationalise
rationaliser
rationalism
rationalist
rationalistic

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATIOCINATION

accreditation
action
administration
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application
association
certification
citation
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation

Synonyms and antonyms of ratiocination in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ratiocination» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATIOCINATION

Find out the translation of ratiocination to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ratiocination from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ratiocination» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

推理
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

raciocinio
570 millions of speakers

English

ratiocination
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ratiocination
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الإستنتاج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умствования
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

raciocínio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঠিক যুক্তিসম্মত চিন্তা-প্রক্রিয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

raisonnement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ratiosination
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ratiocination
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

推論
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratiosination
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ratiocination
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பகுத்தறிவு கொண்டு ஆய்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेजिओसिनेशन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ratiocination
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

raziocinio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ratiocination
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розумування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

raționament
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ratiocination
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ratiocination
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ratiocination
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ratiocination
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ratiocination

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIOCINATION»

The term «ratiocination» is normally little used and occupies the 121.274 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIOCINATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ratiocination

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATIOCINATION»

Discover the use of ratiocination in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ratiocination and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Dupin Mysteries and Other Tales of Ratiocination
Five of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales of crime and mystery are collected: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Purloined Letter, The Gold-Bug, and Thou Art the Man.
Edgar Allan Poe, 2009
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Poe's Tales of Ratiocination - A Closer Look
Before she concludes the paper, she compares the Dupin stories to modern detective fiction that can be found in television programming.
Eva Deinzer, 2012
3
Voices of Islam
Ratiocination (Ta'lil) As a principle of jurisprudence, ratiocination is a step beyond interpretation (tafsir or ta'wil), in that the latter is confined to the words and sentences of the text, while ratiocination looks into the rationale and purpose of the ...
Vincent J. Cornell, 2006
4
English PoetryFrom John Donne To Ted Hughes
Ratiocination Ratiocination is methodical and logical reasoning. In most Metaphysical poems there is much ratiocination, "a motion of ideas towards determined ends in such a way that an air of logic is maintained in order to persuade" (Earl ...
Tomichan Matheikal, 2001
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Edgar Allan Poe - The Murders in the Rue Morgue - A Tale of ...
One of these stories, “ The Murders in the Rue Morgue” , shall be the central subject of this paper. Poe himself commented on this story to be “ something in a new key” (Silverman 173).
Julia Schubert, 2002
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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence
Here ratiocination provides the input: It tells us what are the logical relations among the statements included in these theories, and what are their links to the evidence which is accessible to the reasoner. However, as we shall see in Chapters ...
Enrico Pattaro, Hubert Rottleuthner, Aleksander Peczenik, 2007
7
The Republican
by illation or inference in separation and succession, by the mode of reasoning called argumentation. The process of ratiocination is confined to the moral science, whose propositions, subjects, and parts, are blended and confounded like the ...
Richard Carlile, 1826
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Theory and Practice of Classic Detective Fiction
Daniel's reading of the tales of ratiocination as literary criticism equates with the Russian Formalist definition of parody as literary criticism, in which "the obsolete device is not thrown overboard, but repeated in a new, incongruous context, and  ...
Jerome Delamater, Ruth Prigozy, 1997
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Kant's Introduction to Logic and Essay on the Mistaken ...
to prove the supreme formula of all ratiocination would be to reason in a circle. But that these rules contain the universal and ultimate ground of every kind of ratiocination is clear from this, that those rules which have hitherto been regarded by ...
Immanuel Kant, 2011
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A Treatise on Insanity: And Other Disorders Affecting the Mind
Reasoning or ratiocination is the recognition by the mind of a certain connexion between a number of such ideal objects. In this process we pass from one proposition to another: it enables us to recognise the order and disorder which exists in ...
James Cowles Prichard, 1837

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATIOCINATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ratiocination is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Spectator at war: Germany against the world
... time past run on lines diametrically opposed to German processes of ratiocination. The former has been invariably tinged with altruism. The latter has been the ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Life's a mystery
Poe called the process of solving the crime, "ratiocination." He is the one who paved the way for such authors as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his Sherlock ... «Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Jul 15»
3
Vikram Johri: The thrill of 1940s Calcutta
Kapur's Byomkesh unravelled the most unsolvable of cases solely on the dint of his powers of observation and ratiocination. There is very little of such ... «Business Standard, Apr 15»
4
Whodunit: mini reviews of mysteries
And he rarely bothers with a gun or any other weapon, preferring to rely on good old ratiocination. A widower and childless, Craddock served for years as Jarrett ... «Toronto Star, Apr 15»
5
Jesus: A sign and the key
... defense, vindication, excuse, pretext; rationality, logic, logical thought, reasoning, cognition; formal ratiocination; good sense, good judgment, common sense, ... «FinalCall.com News, Mar 15»
6
'Fifth Heart' teams Sherlock Holmes with Henry James
... Sherlock Holmes, who, in "The Fifth Heart," has used his powers of ratiocination to come to the ineluctable conclusion that he, Holmes, is a fictional character. «azcentral.com, Mar 15»
7
It's 5 am at Pantheacon
My sharp knife of discernment, my sharp knife of ratiocination. The sharp knife that focuses a few inches in front of my face, between my eyes. Pointing at you. «Patheos, Feb 15»
8
Nutshell Studies: the extraordinary miniature crime scenes US …
... detective in the English-speaking world, C Auguste Dupin, in The Murders in the Rue Morgue – and Dupin's 'pure analytic ability', his powers of 'ratiocination', ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 15»
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Narendra Modi: Our anti-intellectual PM
... as antiintellectual — not that he is antagonistic towards intellectualism but that his down-to-earth appeal is grounded on the opposite of rarefied ratiocination, ... «Economic Times, Jan 15»
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Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz – review
If we were to ask the great detective himself what makes him great, he would no doubt cite his superior powers of observation, deduction and ratiocination. «The Guardian, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ratiocination [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ratiocination>. Sep 2020 ».
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