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ra·tion·al·ism

 (răsh′ə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Reliance on reason as the best guide for belief and action.
2. Philosophy The theory that the exercise of reason, rather than experience, authority, or spiritual revelation, provides the primary basis for knowledge.

ra′tion·al·ist n.
ra′tion·al·is′tic adj.
ra′tion·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rationalist - someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
logical positivist - someone who maintains that any statement that cannot be verified empirically is meaningless
Adj.1.rationalist - of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism; "rationalist philosophy"
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Translations

rationalist

[ˈræʃnəlɪst]
A. ADJracionalista
B. Nracionalista mf
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rationalist

[ˈræʃənəlɪst]
adjrationaliste
nrationaliste mf
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rationalist

nRationalist(in) m(f)
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rationalist

[ˈræʃnəlɪst] adj & nrazionalista (m/f )
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