[rash-uh-nl-i-moh-tiv] /ˈræʃ ə nl ɪˈmoʊ tɪv/
a form of therapy in which a patient is asked to reject irrational attitudes and assumptions in order to deal effectively with stressful situations.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a quotient of two polynomials with integral coefficients.
- Rational fortran
language (RATFOR) Brian Kernighan’s Fortran preprocessor that allows programming with C-like control flow. RATFOR is mainly of historical significance. A translator from Ratfor to Fortran IV was posted to comp.sources.Unix volume 13. (ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/mirrors/Unix-c/languages/ratfor.tar-z). [“Ratfor – A Preprocessor for a Rational Fortran”, B.W. Kernighan, Soft Prac & Exp 5:395-406, Oct 1975]. [“Software Tools”, B.W. Kernighan & […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. a function that can be written as the quotient of two polynomials with integral coefficients.
[rash-uh-nl-ahyz, rash-nl-ahyz] /ˈræʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈræʃ nlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), rationalized, rationalizing. 1. to ascribe (one’s acts, opinions, etc.) to causes that superficially seem reasonable and valid but that actually are unrelated to the true, possibly unconscious and often less creditable or agreeable causes. 2. to remove unreasonable elements from. 3. to make or […]