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Meaning & Definition of Rational in English

English

Rational

/ræʃənəl/

noun

1. An integer or a fraction

    synonym:
  • rational number
  • ,
  • rational

adjective

1. Consistent with or based on or using reason

  • "Rational behavior"
  • "A process of rational inference"
  • "Rational thought"
    synonym:
  • rational

2. Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

  • "Intellectual problems"
  • "The triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
    synonym:
  • intellectual
  • ,
  • rational
  • ,
  • noetic

3. Capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers

  • "Rational numbers"
    synonym:
  • rational

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

  • "A rational analysis"
    synonym:
  • rational

Examples of using

Robinson is a practical, rational and brave man.
Although the arguments were rational, he was not convinced.
Man is a rational animal.