ratiocination

[ rash-ee-os-uh-ney-shuh n, -oh-suh-, rat-ee- ]
/ ˌræʃ iˌɒs əˈneɪ ʃən, -ˌoʊ sə-, ˌræt i- /

noun

the process of logical reasoning.

Origin of ratiocination

1520–30; < Latin ratiōcinātiōn- (stem of ratiōcinātiō), equivalent to ratiōcināt(us) (see ratiocinate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

ra·ti·oc·i·na·tive, adjective
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