noun, plural ra·tion·al·i·ties.
Origin of rationality
Examples from the Web for rationality
On Wednesday, anchor Shepard Smith gave Fox News viewers a dose of rationality.Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, for the Baptist Convention, this was a matter of theology, not rationality.Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist|Jay Michaelson|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To devotees of rationality in markets, Tesla was a thumb in the eye.
“We hope this matter will be treated with wisdom and rationality, far from tension,” he said.Libya’s Attempted Coup: Inside The Kidnapping of Prime Minister Ali Zidan|Jamie Dettmer|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was an exception to a very strong tradition—precision, rationality.The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa|Michael Moynihan|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rationality of self-regard seemed to me as undeniable as the rationality of self-sacrifice.The Methods of Ethics|Henry Sidgwick
But there is happily little danger of the rationality, in which Strindberg saw the doom of the theatre.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
Still, science is not value neutral; one model dominates others; one rationality wins over others.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Rationality expresses itself in the organized system of experience, not in particular elements and their 'pointings.'John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
It was a demand for simplicity, rationality, and toleration.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for rationality
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for rationality
1620s, "quality of having reason;" 1650s, "fact of being agreeable to reason," from French rationalité, from Late Latin rationalitas "reasonableness, rationality" (also source of Spanish racionalidad, Italian razionalita), from Latin rationalis (see rational).