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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

(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.

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]
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Significantly, the conception of rational animals as persons because made in the image of God incarnated in Jesus Christ helps explain why both Young's poem and essay emphasize the humanist Socratic tradition made Christian.
So let me make the point at greater length by taking a close look at a couple of sections from Dedekind's "Continuity and Irrational Numbers" (Dedekind 1872) (12) where we find a pellucid exposition of the geometrical motivation for his definition of the real numbers as cuts of rationals. What Dedekind is after is a number system that can, so to speak, use up all of the points on the line.
One can easily imagine school principals coming out of the guardian or combination artisan group, science and math teachers emerging from the rationals type, physical education teachers and coaches as artisans and counselors as idealists.
'The entire rational effort' of this orientation 'is to dispose of a matheme of the indiscernible, which brings forth in thought the innumerable parts that cannot be named as separate from the crowd of those which--in the myopic eyes of language--are absolutely identical to them' (BE 283).
It counts all rational numbers--the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, ...
Over the years his clubs ranged from The Rationals, largely a drinking club, to The Museum, Our Club, The Hooks and Eyes, The Shakespeare, to the esteemed gentlemen's meeting ground, The Reform, to which he was elected shortly before his death.
Intuitive Thinker Sensing Perceiver 2.5% N = 2 17.7% N = 14 "Rationals" trust reason; are "Artisans" are focused on the analytical; value knowledge, present; like action; enjoy life; are autonomy, competence, and risk-takers, spontaneous, flexible, achievement.
Alternative nouns: "Smarts," "Sapients," "Acutes," "Eurodites," "Rationals"?
For Part 9, it is first observed that if [K.sub.[infinity]] contains the irrationals of K then K - [K.sub.[infinity]] can contain only rationals. This means that K - [K.sub.[infinity]] can be at most countably infinite.
The study data revealed that individuals with a strong MBTI-based preference for "intuition" (N) and "thinking" (T)--who correspond to Keirsey's "Rationals" (NT's)--were identified as having the key preferences for delivering NBD business cases that made money.