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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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