Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Definitions for ratiocination
- the process of logical reasoning.
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Citations for ratiocination
"I have been insisting to all my colleagues in the philosophy department, and elsewhere, that Conan Doyle's 'detective' has found the solution to our human folly: close observation of 'clues,' and shrewd 'ratiocination.'"
By a not uncommon process of ratiocination, Mrs. Fetherel's success had convinced her of her vocation.
Origin of ratiocination
Ratiocination is derived from the Latin word ratiōcinārī meaning "to reckon, calculate, conclude" which in turns come from the root ratiō meaning "reason."