Definition of Ratiocinative

1. Adjective. Based on exact thinking. "One's ratiocinative powers"

Similar to: Logical
Derivative terms: Ratiocinate



Definition of Ratiocinative

1. a. Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative; as, a ratiocinative process.

Definition of Ratiocinative

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or characterized by ratiocination, discursive thinking, or inferential knowledge. ¹

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Definition of Ratiocinative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratiocinative

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ratio variable
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Literary usage of Ratiocinative

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1. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"Let knowledge that originates in a ratiocination, and refers to an object other than the ratiocination, be distinguished as ratiocinative;* and all other ..."

2. Catholicism: Roman and Anglican by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1899)
"... must allow me to call his " underlying philosophy," or simply, his doctrine, which made the reason a mere ratiocinative faculty or deductive instrument, ..."

3. Sir William Hamilton: Being the Philosophy of Perception. An Analysis by James Hutchison Stirling (1865)
"... and utterly unaffected prodigality of wealth—expository, ratiocinative, illustrative, literary, familiar, ..."

4. Aristotle by George Grote (1872)
"After adverting to another variety of ratiocinative procedure, which he calls ... ratiocinative ..."

5. The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany by Alvan Lamson, Ezra Stiles Gannett, George Putnam, George Edward Ellis (1846)
"... syllogistic ; so far as not syl- * A System of Logic, ratiocinative and Inductive; Icing a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods ..."

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