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rational

 [rash´un-al]
based upon reason; characterized by possession of one's reason.

ra·tion·al

(rash'un),
1. Pertaining to reasoning or to the higher thought processes; based on objective or scientific knowledge, in contrast to empiric (1).
2. Influenced by reasoning rather than by emotion.
3. Having the reasoning faculties; not delirious or comatose.
[L. rationalis, fr. ratio, reason]

rational

/ra·tion·al/ (ră´shun-al) based upon reason; characterized by possession of one's reason.

rational

(răsh′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Having or exercising the ability to reason.
2. Consistent with or based on reason or good judgment; logical or sensible: rational decisions.

ra′tion·al·ly adv.
ra′tion·al·ness n.

rational

[rash′ənəl]
Etymology: L, rationalis, reasonable
1 pertaining to a measure, method, or procedure based on reason.
2 pertaining to a therapeutic method based on an understanding of the cause and mechanisms of a specific disease and the potential effects of the drugs or procedures used in treating the disorder.
3 sane; capable of normal reasoning or behavior.

ra·tion·al

(rash'ŭn-ăl)
1. Pertaining to reasoning or to the higher thought processes; based on objective or scientific knowledge, in contrast to empiric (1).
2. Influenced by reasoning rather than by emotion.
3. Having the reasoning faculties; not delirious or comatose.
[L. rationalis, fr. ratio, reason]

rational

based upon reason.

rational deductive diagnosis
a diagnosis based on rationalization of the signs with pathological and epidemiological principles, as distinct from empirical diagnosis.
References in classic literature ?
Not only the rationality of millenniums--also their madness, breaketh out in us.
The widest empirical laws of sequence known at any time can only be "explained" in the sense of being subsumed by later discoveries under wider laws; but these wider laws, until they in turn are subsumed, will remain brute facts, resting solely upon observation, not upon some supposed inherent rationality.
Permissive Rationality and Sensitivity, BENJAMIN ANDERS LEVINSTEIN
These are part of the irregularities that were noted by the Center for Civil Communications in their newest report on the index of rationality.
Overall, this presentation examines the philosophical concept of rationality as found in Akan thought.
Systematic development of the theory begins with notation and conventions, summaries of capacities and Green's functions, and continues with reduction of the variants back to the original theorem with local rationality conditions.
Tripoli, Dhu-AlHijjah 5, 1434, Oct 10, 2013, SPA -- Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan called for"wisdom and rationality," Thursday after he was released from brief captivity by armed men in the capital Tripoli.
Economists base their analysis on the general, introspectively "plausible," assumptions about human preferences and rationality and then apply them to the observed behavior in the economy.
He defines economic rationality as the assumption that people "have a stable, ordered, and consistent set of preferences and that they have a stable way of making choices about how to use scarce resources in a manner that gives them the most utility for a given expenditure of resources.
This one-sided narrative is Obama's rationality which along with the twin policy of ratcheting up sanctions and the covert actions against Iran, are likely to fuel Iran's deeply rooted belief that the US cannot be trusted.
Indeed, we find that some authors, such as Hermalin and Isen (2000), study the behavioral approach in the context of rationality (primarily substantive) and others such as Shiller (2000) and Camerer (2003) analyze behavior outside of this context.