ratiocinatory


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ratiocinatory

(ˌrætɪˈɒsɪnətrɪ; ˌræʃɪ-)
adj
another word for ratiocinative
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In 1887 a not very successful literary-minded young doctor in Southsea wrote despairingly a short detective novel which contained the ingredients for all such future stories, namely, a private professional detective of ratiocinatory brilliance who traces the murderer and solves the crime, plus a friend and foil who recounts the events and extols his friend's powers.