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It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.
Luis Barragan

Meaning of "rational" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RATIONAL

From Latin ratiōnālis, from ratiōreason.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RATIONAL

rational  [ˈræʃənəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RATIONAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rational can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RATIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rationality

Rationality is the quality or state of being reasonable, based on facts or reason. Rationality implies the conformity of one's beliefs with one's reasons to believe, or of one's actions with one's reasons for action. "Rationality" has different specialized meanings in economics, sociology, psychology, evolutionary biology and political science. A rational decision is one that is not just reasoned, but is also optimal for achieving a goal or solving a problem. Determining optimality for rational behavior requires a quantifiable formulation of the problem, and making several key assumptions. When the goal or problem involves making a decision, rationality factors in how much information is available. Collectively, the formulation and background assumptions are the model within which rationality applies. Illustrating the relativity of rationality: if one accepts a model in which benefitting oneself is optimal, then rationality is equated with behavior that is self-interested to the point of being selfish; whereas if one accepts a model in which benefiting the group is optimal, then purely selfish behavior is deemed irrational.

Definition of rational in the English dictionary

The first definition of rational in the dictionary is using reason or logic in thinking out a problem. Other definition of rational is in accordance with the principles of logic or reason; reasonable. Rational is also of sound mind; sane.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RATIONAL


additional
əˈdɪʃənəl
antinational
ˌæntɪˈnæʃənəl
antirational
ˌæntɪˈræʃənəl
binational
ˌbaɪˈnæʃənəl
constitutional
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəl
hyperrational
ˌhaɪpəˈræʃənəl
international
ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəl
intranational
ˌɪntrəˈnæʃənəl
irrational
ɪˈræʃənəl
multinational
ˌmʌltɪˈnæʃənəl
national
ˈnæʃənəl
nonnational
ˌnɒnˈnæʃənəl
nonrational
nɒnˈræʃənəl
passional
ˈpæʃənəl
subnational
sʌbˈnæʃənəl
subrational
sʌbˈræʃənəl
suprarational
ˌsuːprəˈræʃənəl
transnational
trænzˈnæʃənəl
ultranational
ˌʌltrəˈnæʃənəl
ultrarational
ˌʌltrəˈræʃənəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RATIONAL

ration card
ration coupon
rational dress
rational number
rationale
rationalisable
rationalise
rationaliser
rationalism
rationalist
rationalistic
rationalistically
rationalities
rationality
rationalizable
rationalization
rationalize
rationalizer
rationally
rationalness

WORDS THAT END LIKE RATIONAL

conventional
dimensional
emotional
exceptional
functional
inspirational
institutional
occasional
occupational
operational
optional
organizational
personal
professional
promotional
recreational
regional
the National
the Second International
traditional
transitional

Synonyms and antonyms of rational in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RATIONAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rational» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rational

Translation of «rational» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RATIONAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

理性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

racional
570 millions of speakers

English

rational
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तर्कसंगत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَقْلانِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рациональный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

racional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মূলদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rationnel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rasional
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vernünftig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理にかなった
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

합리적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyoto
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hợp lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பகுத்தறிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

योग्य कारणाचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akılcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

razionale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozsądny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розумний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rațional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έλλογος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rasionele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rationell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rasjonell
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rational

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIONAL»

The term «rational» is very widely used and occupies the 14.458 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RATIONAL» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «RATIONAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rational.
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Alvar Aalto
The tubular steel chair is surely rational from technical and constructive points of view. It is light, suitable for mass production, and so on. But steel and chromium surfaces are not satisfactory from the human point of view.
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Hannes Alfven
There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time. It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.
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Steve Allen
In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
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A. R. Ammons
Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
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Dan Ariely
While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.
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J. G. Ballard
The Enlightenment view of mankind is a complete myth. It leads us into thinking we're sane and rational creatures most of the time, and we're not.
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Luis Barragan
It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.
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Frederic Bastiat
Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to its rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?
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Annie Besant
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
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Paul Bloom
Strong moral arguments exist for why we should often try to ignore stereotypes or override them. But we shouldn't assume they represent some irrational quirk of the unconscious mind. In fact, they're largely the consequence of the mind's attempt to make a rational decision.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RATIONAL»

Discover the use of rational in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rational and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior: Recent Research and ...
"Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior" is a collection of essays by experts in the field of criminal justice examines various aspects of the rational choice framework, which deals with the degree to which criminal behavior represents a ...
Alex R. Piquero, 2012
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The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction
bull; Reflects all of the changes that were integrated into RUP v2003-the latest version of the very popular produc t bull; Learn the key concepts, fundamentals of structure, integral content, and motivation behind the RUP bull; Covers all ...
Philippe Kruchten, 2004
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Rational Expectations
This book develops the idea of rational expectations and surveys its use in economics today. Professor Sheffrin first explores the logical foundation of the concept and the case for employing it in economic analysis.
Steven M. Sheffrin, 1996
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The Rational Unified Process Made Easy: A Practitioner's ...
The authors explain the underlying software development principles behind theRUP, and guide readers in its application in their organization.
Per Kroll, Philippe Kruchten, 2003
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Rational Points on Elliptic Curves
In 1961 the second author deliv1lred a series of lectures at Haverford Col lege on the subject of "Rational Points on Cubic Curves.
Joseph H. Silverman, 1992
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The Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
With extensive use of actual case examples to illustrate each of the different settings, this volume will appeal to clinical and counseling psychologists as well as any other helping professionals involved in therapy.
Albert Ellis, Windy Dryden, 2007
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Rational Economic Man
Discusses the alliance between economics and philosophy.
Hollis, Edward J. Nell, 2007
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A first course in rational continuum mechanics
A first course in rational continuum mechanics V1
Clifford Truesdell, 1992
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Rational Curves on Algebraic Varieties
The main applications are in the study of Fano varieties and of related varieties with lots of rational curves on them.
Janos Kollar, 1996
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Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction
When clinical social worker Jack Trimpey founded Rational Recovery in 1986 and first published The Small Book in 1989, he made a major breakthrough in the field of addiction.
Jack Trimpey, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RATIONAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rational is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Rational Conversation: Are B-Sides For Die Hards, Or Everybody?
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on the phone or instant messenger with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Jun 15»
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Emotional Brains And Rational Brains Are Physically Different: Study
Those who have high cognitive empathy are those who are more rational, for example a clinical psychologist counselling a client," Monash University researcher ... «International Business Times, Jun 15»
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A Rational Conversation: Colleen Green And Going Hi(gher)-Fi In …
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Mar 15»
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A Rational Conversation: Is EDM Easy Listening Now?
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Feb 15»
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A Rational Conversation: Neal Brennan On What The Hell …
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Dec 14»
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A Rational Conversation: 2014 Through The Eyes Of A Choreographer
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Dec 14»
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A Rational Conversation: Is PC Music Pop Or Is It 'Pop'?
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Sep 14»
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A Rational Conversation: Nostalgia, DJ Shadow And Afrika …
"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related ... «NPR, Sep 14»
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Amaya Completes Acquisition of Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker
We intend for Rational to maintain this culture and will support its initiatives to ... Rational Group Founder and CEO Mark Scheinberg said: "Since launching ... «MarketWatch, Aug 14»
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Amaya Gaming hits all-time high as regulators approve Rational deal
Amaya said last month it would buy Rational, which owns and operates the world's biggest online poker company PokerStars, for $4.9 billion. The approvals ... «Financial Post, Jul 14»

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