rationale vs rational

rationale rational

Definitions

  • 1) a liturgical vestment worn by Christian bishops of various denominations
  • 2) a justification or rationalization for something
  • 3) an explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something
  • 4) The fundamental reasons for something; the basis.
  • 5) An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves.
  • 6) (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
  • 7) Same as rational, 2.
  • 8) The rational basis or motive of something; that which accounts for or explains the existence of something; reason for being.
  • 9) A rational explanation or statement of reasons; an argumentative or theoretical account; a reasoned exposition.

Definitions

  • 1) mathematics A rational number: a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers.
  • 2) A rational being.
  • 3) A rational number.
  • 4) an integer or a fraction
  • 5) In mathematics, a rational number.
  • 6) A quiddity; a universal; a. nature.
  • 7) Hence— A square plate of gold, silver, or embroidery, either jeweled or enameled, formerly worn on the breast over the chasuble by bishops during the celebration of mass. Also pectoral and rationale in both senses.
  • 8) One who is a believer in so-called ‘rational’ reforms, as in dress or food.
  • 9) The breastplate of the Jewish high-priest.
  • 10) Healthy or balanced intellectually; exhibiting reasonableness.
  • 11) Logically sound; not contradictory or otherwise absurd.
  • 12) Capable of reasoning.
  • 13) mathematics, arithmetic, not comparable Of an algebraic expression, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two polynomials.
  • 14) mathematics, arithmetic, number theory, not comparable Of a number, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two integers.
  • 15) Mathematics Capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers.
  • 16) Consistent with or based on reason or good judgment; logical or sensible.
  • 17) Having or exercising the ability to reason. synonym: logical.
  • 18) Of sound mind; sane.
  • 19) (Chem.) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; -- said of formulæ. See under Formula.
  • 20) (Alg.) one that can be expressed without the use of a radical sign, or in exact parts of unity; -- opposed to irrational or radical quantity.
  • 21) (Astron.) See Horizon, 2 (b).
  • 22) Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning.
  • 23) Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious
  • 24) (Med.) one elicited by the statements of the patient himself and not as the result of a physical examination.
  • 25) Relating to the reason; not physical; mental.
  • 26) of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
  • 27) capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers
  • 28) having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)
  • 29) consistent with or based on or using reason

Examples

  • 1) Most economists say there is no economic rationale behind such targets, which would inevitably hit growth.
  • 2) The same grim economic rationale driving the mergers is also leading to cuts in officer numbers.
  • 3) The economic rationale for picking a small core of "target" industries has declined.
  • 4) The draft does not provide the rationale for the proposal.
  • 5) Ministers were asked to explain the rationale behind the scheme during a trial earlier this year.
  • 6) He spoke quickly too when explaining his rationale for welfare reform.
  • 7) There is one obvious rationale behind mergers of fund managers.
  • 8) One can understand the rationale behind all of this.
  • 9) And understanding the intellectual rationale for the study of the past is equally significant.
  • 10) The economic rationale has two strands.
  • 11) Can you please explain the rationale?
  • 12) Not only is there a strong moral agenda, but a clear economic rationale to this argument.
  • 13) In particular, they began to search for an economic motive or rationale for the war.
  • 14) There's clear economic rationale for it to become part of a larger business or merged with another company to grow.
  • 15) The literature on rationale effects provided a good deal of support for the general position that undesirable behaviors can often be suppressed without resorting to punishment.
  • 16) The inspection report added: 'We were not provided with any rationale to support this view.
  • 17) It is to use an existing iron ore seminar on November 26 to explain its rationale to shareholders.
  • 18) The Bill now limits mandatory jury inquests to death in custody and police cases, without explaining the rationale for this.
  • 19) He says his main rationale is that it provides justice for the victim's family.
  • 20) Surely, 'Laughably' would be more apt given the report's rationale (I use the term rationale loosely).
  • 21) Of these, the first three have more or less been OK moving to Santa Monica (well, at least the rationale is there).
  • 22) The rationale is that renters become home buyers when it makes economic sense to own rather than rent.
  • 23) It is just another rationale from the Party of NO! for doing nothing.
  • 24) My rationale is as follows - there are lots of grain fields in this area so deer can get fat.
  • 25) To develop so strong a brand on so conspicuously threadbare a rationale is hugely creative – revolutionary even.
  • 26) ‘Diplomatically, the American is happy to explain the rationale behind his attitude this year.’
  • 27) ‘Here, its chair and previous vice chair explain the rationale behind the decisions’
  • 28) ‘But other reasons and rationales exist for adopting and strengthening an historical perspective.’
  • 29) ‘There may be rationales for such beliefs, but the weight of the evidence I've seen does not convince me.’
  • 30) ‘There are several reasons and rationales for guaranteeing the freedom of expression.’
  • 31) ‘A fair process requires publicity about the reasons and rationales that play a part in decisions.’
  • 32) ‘Apparently there is a rationale behind postfeminism that does have a feminist basis.’
  • 33) ‘They could come back with their list and the rationale behind it for publication on Webdiary.’
  • 34) ‘It's the same rationale that lurks behind the ridiculous colour-coded terror alert level.’
  • 35) ‘What was the rationale behind the ludicrous decision to cutback on these schemes?’
  • 36) ‘I can never understand the rationale behind some of the things that women do these days.’
  • 37) ‘The rationale behind protecting the head is to escape from the vertical heat rays.’
  • 38) ‘The rationale behind Early Intervention was no more than blindingly obvious common sense.’
  • 39) ‘To understand the rationale behind this gamble, you need to be here in New Zealand.’
  • 40) ‘Yet, in that familiar paradox Freud makes his own, our drives have their own ineluctable logics and rationales.’
  • 41) ‘Still it is very interesting to see all the various excuses and rationales in one place.’
  • 42) ‘One of the soldiers responsible for this act of blatant provocation explained the rationale.’
  • 43) ‘It is one of the rationales behind the law of trespass.’
  • 44) ‘Those differences and the rationales behind them will be discussed below.’
  • 45) ‘Economic theory provides numerous rationales for government involvement in health.’

Examples

  • 1) Why were the rational thoughts pointing that way?
  • 2) There was no rational thinking.
  • 3) Rather, we want our young brought up with rational thought and scientific fact if we are to progress as a nation.
  • 4) I found him to be calm, rational, very well informed.
  • 5) You can take a more rational look at life.
  • 6) We know only too well that all rational judgment there has been abandoned.
  • 7) Yet my rational mind also insists that those images are only half of reality.
  • 8) It was the rational solution and it terrified the committee.
  • 9) Survival instincts invade your head and rational thoughts take a dive.
  • 10) To enter it one must be prepared to let the rational reason go.
  • 11) What struck me most at the time was how little rational argument seemed to matter.
  • 12) Now is the time for calm assessment and rational judgments on her future.
  • 13) We no longer have to waste our time looking for rational motives.
  • 14) Their rational mind was too busy to control their impulses.
  • 15) Soon you will lose the capacity for rational thought.
  • 16) There are many rational reasons not to get beyond the first chapter.
  • 17) Thus people are rendered fatalistic and generally accept their situation in life rather than make rational efforts to change it.
  • 18) The deal sounds so rational, for both sides.
  • 19) But she's so sane and rational.
  • 20) The moon settles your emotions so you can talk about money in a calm, rational way.
  • 21) Ah, but that would require some clear and rational thinking from the ruling bodies.
  • 22) And much of the advice he offers is rational, sound and humane.
  • 23) The Italian league is much more rational and tactical rather than this league.
  • 24) Provided the solution was a rational one and not conspicuously unfair his Lordship could not quash it.
  • 25) The slow is logical, rational and lazy.
  • 26) She was calm and rational, as she always is.
  • 27) A player's desperation to represent his country can and will override rational judgment.
  • 28) He was a sane, rational, bright young man with no history of mental illness.
  • 29) For example, in ˜Socrates is rational,™ ˜rational™ is taken from the form of Socrates, his humanity.
  • 30) Arab _Ar'ab_, not _arab_ arid _ar'id_ asphalt _asfalt_, not _fawlt_ bade _bad_ catch not _ketch_ defalcate _defal'kate_, not _fawl_ dilletante _dilletan'te_ forbade _forbad_ granary _granary_ program _pro'gram_, not _grum_ rapine _rap'in_ rational _rational_ sacrament _sacrament_
  • 31) Here the term rational 'apparently points to or expresses a property that distinguishes human beings from other animals.
  • 32) Your comment was certain "rational" - for an amoeba!
  • 33) Whitfield's use of the word "rational" implies that the opponents are consciously aware of their strategy and its consequences.
  • 34) In a twist of fate, some say they'll be looking to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chief architect of the House bill and a sharp critic of banking excesses, to restore what they call rational discussion. ad_icon
  • 35) In a twist of fate, some say they'll be looking to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chief architect of the House bill and a sharp critic of banking excesses, to restore what they call rational discussion.
  • 36) ‘Hegel develops his rational ontology of gender within a logic of oppositions.’
  • 37) ‘But for many people, their faith isn't based around an irrational fervour, and it isn't based around rational logic.’
  • 38) ‘The ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity proved inadequate as bases for a fully rational society.’
  • 39) ‘It seems to me that philosophers are often criticized for always demanding rational explanations.’
  • 40) ‘When persons achieve perfect rationality, they accord with the rational order of a universe ruled by divine reason.’
  • 41) ‘He also helped to establish the Roman Empire on a much more rational basis.’
  • 42) ‘He sounded like he thought that was a complete, perfectly rational explanation.’
  • 43) ‘If the substantive law of security could be more rational, so too could the terminology.’
  • 44) ‘Nationwide regulations would be more rational, and cost allocations more effective.’
  • 45) ‘Issues such as these are difficult to resolve on a purely rational basis.’
  • 46) ‘Purely rational arguments often fail to capture potential political audiences, so appeals to emotion are extremely useful.’
  • 47) ‘Our capacity for savagery grows as rational thought is overwhelmed by fear, despair, and anger.’
  • 48) ‘The market's savage reaction to most profit warnings is entirely rational.’
  • 49) ‘Breton suggested that rational thought repressed the powers of creativity and imagination and thus was a hindrance to artistic expression.’
  • 50) ‘Are you suggesting that rational arguments are not very important?’
  • 51) ‘Maybe it is simply so beyond our knowing that rational thinking breaks down.’
  • 52) ‘But it does not, by itself, make it rational to believe there is any such a connection.’
  • 53) ‘Because these choices seem rational in the circumstances does not remove the fact that decisions have been made.’
  • 54) ‘Nor does it simply rest on the naive distinction between feeling and rational calculation.’
  • 55) ‘I can get so bloody angry sometimes; it just doesn't seem rational.’
  • 56) ‘Unlike the first two, Proviesque rarely displays a logical structure that can be followed by sensible rational people.’
  • 57) ‘To be honest, I once thought about having another woman, but I did not do it because I was able to be rational, I did not want to take any risks.’
  • 58) ‘I have a friend, a sensible, rational creature, not outwardly generous, but happy to share a garibaldi if pressed.’
  • 59) ‘On behalf of all dog owners and all sensible, rational people who still have common sense in this country, we say that this is bad legislation and that we are against it.’
  • 60) ‘Anyway, enough of the justification of why a supposedly logical and rational person such as myself could take interest in something as supposedly trivial as astrology.’
  • 61) ‘It was a sensible, reasonable, rational group.’
  • 62) ‘If you're not being rational and logical, I just walk away.’
  • 63) ‘Interestingly, even the mentally deranged humans are rational if not sensible.’
  • 64) ‘This guy used to be a dyed in the wool reactionary but I've noticed that lately he's been well… pretty sensible and rational.’
  • 65) ‘Even during the day, when he felt he was able to be more rational, he did not think it unlikely that he would be shot or crucified for his crime.’
  • 66) ‘David was usually a rational person; always able to maintain a sense of control.’
  • 67) ‘And to a lot of people, I think he came across as the one who was smart and sensible and rational.’
  • 68) ‘JACK McConnell came across last week, in the course of a lengthy interview, as rational, down-to-earth, pragmatic and fair.’
  • 69) ‘Sarah had always been so sensible and rational and now she actually sounded as if she believed what she was saying.’
  • 70) ‘How can I be so sure that he'll continue to alienate the rational and sensible voting public with his political decisions?’
  • 71) ‘He wasn't supposed to be rational and logical like this!’
  • 72) ‘Is it only acceptable to be rational and logical?’
  • 73) ‘Do we really believe that people who are capable of such horrifically violent crimes are going to be so coolly logical and rational?’
  • 74) ‘However, he isn't entirely rational either according to our understanding of the term.’
  • 75) ‘"She was one of my favorite teachers, and always seemed so rational.’
  • 76) ‘Kant said that the mind is rational, it is endowed with Reason.’
  • 77) ‘Since men are rational and egoistic, endowed with the right of property, the composition of output should be determined by consumer sovereignty.’
  • 78) ‘There is implanted in every rational being the capacity to distinguish the true from the false, to weigh the evidence, and to confront the world without illusions.’
  • 79) ‘As rational beings, then we are duty bound to be morally upright.’
  • 80) ‘He saw Man as essentially rational and able to see right from wrong.’
  • 81) ‘rationality in creation (like the genetic code) is a logical consequence of a rational God, who speaks to man through his Son.’
  • 82) ‘The set of rational numbers is denumerable, that is, it has cardinal number d.’
  • 83) ‘His idea was that every real number r divides the rational numbers into two subsets, namely those greater than r and those less than r.’
  • 84) ‘Term formalism can perhaps be extended to the integers and rational numbers, but what are the real numbers supposed to be?’
  • 85) ‘If you stop at this point, you will have a rational number that is very close to the decimal F.’
  • 86) ‘Boutroux's topics range from rational numbers to an analysis of the notion of a function.’
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