the state or quality of being rational.
the possession of reason.
agreeableness to reason; reasonableness.
the exercise of reason.
a reasonable view, practice, etc.
- an·ti·ra·tion·al·i·ty, noun, adjective
- non·ra·tion·al·i·ty, noun
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How to use rationality in a sentence
Langer and her colleague Philip Maymin, of Fairfield University, used this aspect of mindfulness to try to reduce that familiar enemy of rationality—cognitive biases.A Simple Way to Reduce Cognitive Bias - Facts So Romantic | Jim Davies | February 12, 2021 | Nautilus
So, this study does not show evidence that your rationality is improved by being mindful in the sense of how you go about dealing with your own thoughts.A Simple Way to Reduce Cognitive Bias - Facts So Romantic | Jim Davies | February 12, 2021 | Nautilus
Eventually, people were agitated, and pretty soon there was no sense of rationality anymore with some.The crowd outside the Capitol last week included Rep. Bob Good’s district director | Meagan Flynn | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
That was new for Martin, who had navigated his life only with logic and rationality.
The seemingly obvious notion that rationality requires thinking for oneself, he wrote, is “a romantic ideal which is thoroughly unrealistic.”
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Remember when we all thought historical events would push us toward greater rationality, moderation, and liberalism?
They are the epitome of old-school rationality and refinement—or at least they were until now.The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork | Chloë Ashby | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To devotees of rationality in markets, Tesla was a thumb in the eye.
The sense of the desertion by humankind, by God and mercy and rationality swept through me and overwhelmed my inner self.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
It heralds the return of rationality, the return to duty of the weighing and measuring qualities of the mind.
On the other hand, the more sudden a love the more intense it must be; also the less rationality can it have.
Any departure from rationality is madness, and for a man of Charles J. Johnson's calibre, suicide is an extremely irrational act.
As an emancipated rationality, you say you cut yourself loose from the convention of feeling.
British Dictionary definitions for rationality
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
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