- capable of being expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers.
- (of a function) capable of being expressed exactly by a ratio of two polynomials.
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They want to make sure they make the best rational decision – but they can’t.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no|SEOmonitor|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Aristotle held that our nature as rational animals means that it is objectively good for us when we act rationally and objectively bad for us when we fail to do so.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Philip Goff|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
Rioting and unrest, while tragic and destructive, remains a historically familiar and rational response to state violence and weak democratic institutions.Kenosha’s looting is a symptom of a decrepit democracy|Aaron Ross Coleman|September 4, 2020|Vox
That’s like telling us rational economic man is self-interested.
Where I live behind the Orange curtain in Southern California, the sudden leap to virtual classroom teaching and learning makes rational sense during this period of growing coronavirus infections.
In all fairness, too, Marshall has at the ready pretty rational reasons for almost every change he made in this adaptation.
The fact that the virus is still alive has sustained many safety concerns, both rational and irrational, about its use.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reactionary movements are, first and foremost, not rational.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, as noted with victim blaming, this undermines men as thinking, rational, conscious beings.
To supply eminent humorists and others with enjoyable, rational, and profitable employment.
The pleasures of life (the rational pleasures I hope) had always an attraction for me.
Seven o'clock in the morning is too early for any rational human being to be herded into a factory at the call of a steam whistle.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
So, again, the rule of the English Church seems less beneficial than that of the more rational and free Nonconformist.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The farmers prefer human machines to work for them, to rational thinking men and women.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie