[rash-uh-nl-iz-uh m] /ˈræʃ ə nlˌɪz əm/
the principle or habit of accepting reason as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct.
Theology. the doctrine that human reason, unaided by divine revelation, is an adequate or the sole guide to all attainable religious truth.
Architecture. (often initial capital letter)
reliance on reason rather than intuition to justify one’s beliefs or actions
the belief that knowledge and truth are ascertained by rational thought and not by divine or supernatural revelation
[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 […]
[rash-uh-nl, rash-nl] /ˈræʃ ə nl, ˈræʃ nl/ adjective 1. agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible: a rational plan for economic development. 2. having or exercising reason, sound judgment, or good sense: a calm and rational negotiator. 3. being in or characterized by full possession of one’s reason; sane; lucid: The patient appeared perfectly rational. 4. endowed […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. a number that can be expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers. noun 1. any real number of the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b is not zero, as 7 or 7/3 rational number A number that can be expressed as an integer or a quotient of […]
noun 1. any of the mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.