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Synonyms for rational

able to reason validly

mentally healthy

consistent with reason and intellect

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an integer or a fraction

consistent with or based on or using reason

of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

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capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers

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having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)

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I mix with all the neighboring landowners, who are cultivating their land on a rational system; they all, with rare exceptions, are doing so at a loss.
But excuse me for speaking plainly--the rational explanation is thrown away on me.
I don't believe in the rational explanation myself.
He agreed; and I went on by assuring him, that the ship was made by creatures like myself; who, in all the countries I had travelled, as well as in my own, were the only governing rational animals; and that upon my arrival hither, I was as much astonished to see the HOUYHNHNMS act like rational beings, as he, or his friends, could be, in finding some marks of reason in a creature he was pleased to call a YAHOO; to which I owned my resemblance in every part, but could not account for their degenerate and brutal nature.
The principles of definition, the law of contradiction, the fallacy of arguing in a circle, the distinction between the essence and accidents of a thing or notion, between means and ends, between causes and conditions; also the division of the mind into the rational, concupiscent, and irascible elements, or of pleasures and desires into necessary and unnecessary-- these and other great forms of thought are all of them to be found in the Republic, and were probably first invented by Plato.
Rational AG has strengthened its commitment to the Middle East by introducing a subsidiary office in Dubai.
In being promoted from "Advanced" status to "Premier" status A Better Solution (ABS) has demonstrated superior knowledge and skill in the IBM Rational Tool set.
So it has bundled several of its development tools and packaged them in a new product life cycle and development platform, called "IBM Rational Team Webtop.
Work by Phillips (1997) suggests that "true reasoning" as referenced by Parson's is further delineated into two basic types of career decision making models; (a) rational choice models and (b) alternative-to-rational choice models.
Especially among Political Scientists this has evolved into the theory of rational choice.
Corti introduce rational and nearly rational varieties, looking both at their internal geometry and at the thorny problem of showing that particular varieties are not rational.
Amadae, Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism.
Microsoft Corp has denied that relations have soured between it and IBM Corp's Rational Software division since IBM acquired Rational in December 2002.
Software development platform provider Rational Software has launched the XDE Professional v2002 for Java and Microsoft Visual Studio '.
a supplier of embedded software solutions, recently announced the integration of its MULTI 2000 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with Rational Rose RealTime.