# more irrational

## ir·ra·tion·al

[ih-rash-uh-nl]
1.
without the faculty of reason; deprived of reason.
2.
without or deprived of normal mental clarity or sound judgment.
3.
not in accordance with reason; utterly illogical: irrational arguments.
4.
not endowed with the faculty of reason: irrational animals.
5.
Mathematics.
a.
(of a number) not capable of being expressed exactly as a ratio of two integers.
b.
(of a function) not capable of being expressed exactly as a ratio of two polynomials.
6.
Algebra. (of an equation) having an unknown under a radical sign or, alternately, with a fractional exponent.
7.
Greek and Latin Prosody.
a.
of or pertaining to a substitution in the normal metrical pattern, especially a long syllable for a short one.
b.
noting a foot or meter containing such a substitution.
noun
8.
Mathematics, irrational number.
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Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin irratiōnālis. See ir-2, rational

ir·ra·tion·al·ness, noun
non·ir·ra·tion·al·ness, noun

3. unreasonable, ridiculous; insensate.
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 irrational (ɪˈræʃənəl) —adj 1. inconsistent with reason or logic; illogical; absurd 2. incapable of reasoning 3. maths a.  not rational b.  (as noun): an irrational 4. in Greek or Latin verse prosody a.  of or relating to a metrical irregularity, usually the occurrence of a long syllable instead of a short one b.  denoting a metrical foot where such an irregularity occurs ir'rationally —adv ir'rationalness —n

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irrational
c.1470, "not endowed with reason" (of beats, etc.), from L. irrationalis "without reason," from in- "not" + rationalis "reason" (see reason). Meaning "illogical, absurd" is attested from 1641.
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