- 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.
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
And, as noted with victim blaming, this undermines men as thinking, rational, conscious beings.
We should know by now that a rational argument never can touch an affair of the heart.
Of course, this call for hip-hop artists to speak out comes from a completely sincere and rational place.Not Every Black Celebrity Has to Take a Stand on Ferguson|Amy Zimmerman|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, laws that treat people differently from one another without a rational justification are unconstitutional.Justice Kennedy Opened the Door to Same-Sex Marriage, Will He Walk Through Next?|Geoffrey R. Stone|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the first rational word since I had begun to dig, and it acted on Cumshaw like a douche of cold water.The Lost Valley|J. M. Walsh
The rational being is impelled towards absolute independence, and strives after freedom for the sake of freedom.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
But this does not authorize the rational psychologist to affirm, from mere conceptions, its permanence beyond life.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
It is just possible that these propositions are true; if so, a rational man will have no quarrel with them.Free Thought and Official Propaganda|Bertrand Russell
Do we not mean that the thing appears to us irrational, and we want it shown that it is rational?A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace