irrational

[ ih-rash-uh-nl ]
/ ɪˈræʃ ə nl /
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adjective

noun

Mathematics. irrational number.

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Origin of irrational

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word irratiōnālis.See ir-2, rational

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British Dictionary definitions for irrational

irrational
/ (ɪˈræʃənəl) /

adjective

inconsistent with reason or logic; illogical; absurd
incapable of reasoning
maths
  1. not rational
  2. (as noun)an irrational
prosody (in Greek or Latin verse)
  1. of or relating to a metrical irregularity, usually the occurrence of a long syllable instead of a short one
  2. denoting a metrical foot where such an irregularity occurs

Derived forms of irrational

irrationally, adverbirrationalness, noun
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Medical definitions for irrational

irrational
[ ĭ-răshə-nəl ]

adj.

Not rational; marked by a lack of accord with reason or sound judgment.
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