ratiocination


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ra·ti·oc·i·nate

 (răsh′ē-ŏs′ə-nāt′)
intr.v. ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ed, ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ing, ra·ti·oc·i·nates
To reason methodically and logically.

[Latin ratiōcinārī, ratiōcināt-, from ratiō, calculation; see ratio.]

ra′ti·oc′i·na′tion n.
ra′ti·oc′i·na′tor n.

ratiocination

the process of logical reasoning or rational thought. — ratiocinative, adj.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ratiocination - the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
syllogism - deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
major term - the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion
minor term - the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
2.ratiocination - logical and methodical reasoning
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical

ratiocination

noun
Exact, valid, and rational reasoning:
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ratiocination

[ˌrætɪɒsɪˈneɪʃən] N (frm) → raciocinación f
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When it is impossible to stretch the very elastic threads of historical ratiocination any farther, when actions are clearly contrary to all that humanity calls right or even just, the historians produce a saving conception of "greatness.
Found in a Bottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The Balloon Hoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions of remorse are portrayed with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as "The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; such marvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating the author's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the human mind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Dr.
We know that for logicians (formerly at any rate) the concept is the simple and primitive element; next comes the judgment, uniting two or several concepts; then ratiocination, combining two or several judgments.
It is defined as 'knowing something directly or instantly without ratiocination or going through logical or analytical process.
Andre Fabre saddles half of the four-runner field, but it is hard not to have been impressed by the two wins of the Pascal Barytrained Ratiocination at Chantilly this spring.
Apart from the term's oddity, one might observe that the Indian theorists are, in general, agreed that ratiocination or implication (various shades of hetu 'cause' or 'causality') plays no role in the evocation of what they consider dhvani, an after-effect of language that emerges directly from its contextual processing.
Narrated by an unnamed acquaintance of Dupin's, the story follows the process of ratiocination used to unravel the mystery: Dupin is equipped with the observational skills to determine that the brutal act was carried out by an escaped pet orangutan armed with a straight razor.
I want to regard man here as an animal; as a primitive being to which one grants instinct but not ratiocination.
The automatic building of resource association applies the methods of dynamic semantic association, including rule-based ratiocination, semantic gene-based calculating, and association rule-based data mining (affair of favorites or subscribes).
Edgar Allan Poe called it ratiocination, and he used it to fuel literature's first star detective, C.
Some of the finest tales are tales of ratiocination.
Stangneth uses the term in the standard way: as mental activity or, more strongly, as ratiocination.