- the state or quality of being rational.
- the possession of reason.
- agreeableness to reason; reasonableness.
- the exercise of reason.
- a reasonable view, practice, etc.
Origin of rationality
Related Wordssanity, coherence, logic, argumentation, inference, thesis, relationship, philosophy, connection, deduction, ratiocination, reason, syllogism, rationale, sense, dialectic, induction, linkage, heart, interpretation
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
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October 19, 2014
Of course, for the Baptist Convention, this was a matter of theology, not rationality.Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist
June 12, 2014
To devotees of rationality in markets, Tesla was a thumb in the eye.Tesla Wins Even When It’s Losing
November 11, 2013
“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
October 11, 2013
He was an exception to a very strong tradition—precision, rationality.The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa
October 10, 2013
I impugn neither his morality nor his motives—only his rationality.Theft
The theory of rationality is the one at present accepted in political science.The Jewish State
There is nought to urge against its rationality and its utility.
The truth has no concern with appearance, but is answerable only to the test of rationality.The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
Surely, he continued, as we are images of God we must know that God is the perfection of rationality.Rejected of Men
- the state or quality of being rational or logical
- the possession or utilization of reason or logic
- a reasonable or logical opinion
- economics the assumption that an individual will compare all possible combinations of goods and their prices when making purchases
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).