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nonrational

(nɒnˈræʃənəl)
adj
not in accordance with the principles of logic or reason
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Adj.1.nonrational - not based on reason; "there is a great deal that is nonrational in modern culture"
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"
2.nonrational - obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
illogical, unlogical - lacking in correct logical relation
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There is a second layer of complexity and exotica involved in the narrative of John Denver Trending, and this has to do with that part in any of our rural societies, the segment of everyday living contending with the unseen and the nonrational. Here is a community where some subscribe to the belief of witches causing harm and death, where diviners
The author argues that, for Aristotle, virtue of character is a state of the nonrational part of the soul that makes one prone to making and acting on decisions in virtue of that part's standing in the right relation to (correct) reason, namely, a relation that qualifies the agent as a true self-lover.
Two is a type of ransom that goes beyond human logic-the deep magic from beyond the beginning of time-into the realm of the nonrational and the transcendent.
It has been elaborated in anthropology to include the use of "nonrational" stratagems when seen from a capitalist stance.
This embrace of the rational and nonrational is a very African way of experiencing the world.
For example, he argues that we should not dismiss young people sitting on the street side cafes in Cairo as nonrational, non-purposeful actions.
Prato, "Generalized toric varieties for simple nonrational convex polytopes," International Mathematics Research Notices, no.
A large portion of the general public's objections are in this category--a nonrational sense of disgust at the idea of buying and selling human body parts.
A second type of evidence for the nonrational character of the failurists' attachment to government shows up in the way they evaluate policies.
Theorem 1.2 follows from the well-known negativity lemma (see, for example, [10, Lemma 3.38] and [5, Lemma 2.3.27]) and the result on nonrational centers of log canonical pairs due to Alexeev-Hacon (see [1]), which can be obtained in the framework of [3].
A nonrational (i.e., polynomial) parametric Bezier curve of degree n in [R.sup.d] is given by
The solution to discomfort arising from the fact that Islam is a religion is not to pretend that Islam is not a religion, but to recognize and accept the fact that religion as such is inherently irrational and potentially murderous because it posits a nonrational means of knowledge.