ratiocinative

[ rash-ee-os-uh-ney-shuh n, -oh-suh-, rat-ee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ratiocinative
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His mind is too full, too crowded, too ratiocinative, for easy and frugal utterance.

The Kriton makes powerful appeal to the emotions, but overlooks the ratiocinative difficulties, or supposes them to be solved.

It would be absurd to say that the ratiocinative, literal mind is higher than the ideal.

The eagle eye of his genius perceived intuitively what other men generally attain only as the result of ratiocinative process.

Either half of it, the Ratiocinative or the Inductive, would have surpassed any previous work on the same subject.

The ratiocinative coples the partes of a ratiocination, and it either inferres the conclusion or the reason.

No ratiocinative deduction can be more incontestable than that, since I have thoughts, there must be an I to have them.

And of it ther be tuoe sortes, the one enunciative, and the other ratiocinative.

WORD ORIGIN

"process of reasoning," 1520s, from Latin ratiocinationem (nominative ratiocinatio) "a reasoning, calm reasoning," from past participle stem of ratiocinare "to calculate, deliberate," from ratio (see ratio) + -cinari, which probably is related to conari "to try" (see conation).

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