ratiocinative


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ra·ti·oc·i·na·tive

 (răsh′ē-ŏs′ə-nā′tĭv, -ō-sĭn′ə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning. See Synonyms at logical.
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Adj.1.ratiocinative - based on exact thinking; "one's ratiocinative powers"
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"

ratiocinative

adjective
Able to reason validly:
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In the most fundamental sense, the hymnodic gospel affirmed beliefs that could be ratified by the spiritual experience of the faithful and therefore be cast in narrative rather than ratiocinative form.
His perception is grounded in a refreshing awareness that Humanist practice in general had this kind of dimension: "Renaissance humanism itself cannot be comprehended fully as ratiocinative system" (56).
Crucially, McNair - clearly a chap of unusual ratiocinative gifts - wants players empowered to decide not the result of a game but the duration, which is even better.
Kennedy's message is unmistakably that ratiocinative white culture kills-not only the black se lf/soul but also, simultaneously, the other constructed selves.
Because Poe's ratiocinative work--his mysteries as much as his puzzles--is about the pleasure of solution, of thinking methodically for its own sake.
The ratiocinative mode of thought emerged slowly from the shadows of spirituality.
The figure of the psychoanalyst doubles with that of the detective, as an agent bent on interpreting clues and symbols, a figure of power who applies ratiocinative skills to a particular text.
Verse rises 'from the intellectual, even ratiocinative faculty; poetry from deeper levels of our consciousness, and the subconscious, from the whole man, heart and mind.
1072/1661-2), in whose thinking "a ratiocinative philosophy, a rational theology, and an arational intuitive Sufi path" appear as three hierarchical levels of inquiry on the way to Truth (p.
See John Smart Mill, A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive; Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1973-4).
Despite his gumshoe appellation, Banks never gets to exhibit ratiocinative brilliance or to engage in intricate spadework.