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ratiocinative

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌræʃ.ɪˈɑs.əˌneɪ.tɪv/

AdjectiveEdit

ratiocinative (comparative more ratiocinative, superlative most ratiocinative)

  1. Pertaining to or characterized by ratiocination, discursive thinking, or inferential knowledge.
    • 1888, H.P. Blavatsky,The Secret Doctrine, Vol I, Theosophical University Press, page 1:
      Only those who realise how far Intuition soars above the tardy processes of ratiocinative thought can form the faintest conception []
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine, Faber, page 80:
      [] bloodthirsty interest in the ratiocinative faculty []

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ratiocinative f

  1. feminine form of ratiocinatif

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AdjectiveEdit

ratiōcinātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of ratiōcinātīvus