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.
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[rash-uh-nl-iz-uh m] /ˈræʃ ə nlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. the principle or habit of accepting reason as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct. 2. Philosophy. 3. Theology. the doctrine that human reason, unaided by divine revelation, is an adequate or the sole guide to all attainable religious truth. 4. Architecture. (often initial […]