In other words, our rational sides are simply not equipped to make complex and far-reaching decisions like when to get married.
Any rational discussion of what Obama and his party need to do must begin with this existential question: What the hell happened?
For whom every act of gun violence leads to the exact opposite reaction that any rational person would have?
The idea was to create such pressure on Congress that a Super Committee would forge a rational plan.
At what point are rational, peace-loving, Israel-supporting people of the world going to stand up and say “enough”?
Though he had no rational reason for expecting trouble he had still his hunch and his intuition.
Shall he alone, whom rational we call, Be pleased with nothing, if not blessed with all?
We are experiencing in the world-war a fearful balancing-up with the rational intentionality of organised culture.
Enacted institutions are products of rational invention and intention.
The natural turn of his temper inclined him to rational society, but in that his wife could bear no part.
late 14c., "pertaining to reason;" mid-15c., "endowed with reason," from Old French racionel and directly from Latin rationalis "of or belonging to reason, reasonable," from ratio (genitive rationis) "reckoning, calculation, reason" (see ratio).
rational ra·tion·al (rāsh'ə-nəl)
Having or exercising the ability to reason.
Influenced by reasoning rather than by emotion.
Of sound mind; sane.
Based on scientific knowledge or theory rather than practical observation.
[Mathematics] a fractional number n/d, where n and d are integers, n is the numerator and d is the denominator. The set of all rational numbers is usually called Q. Computers do not usually deal with rational numbers but instead convert them to real numbers which are represented (approximately in some cases) as floating-point numbers. Compare irrational.