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NounEdit

ratiocinatio (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) Reasoning (typically with oneself) by asking questions.
  2. (rhetoric) Making statements, then asking the reason for such an affirmation, then answering oneself.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

ratiōcinor +‎ -tiō

NounEdit

ratiōcinātiō f (genitive ratiōcinātiōnis); third declension

  1. reasoning, ratiocination
  2. (logic) syllogism

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ratiōcinātiō ratiōcinātiōnēs
genitive ratiōcinātiōnis ratiōcinātiōnum
dative ratiōcinātiōnī ratiōcinātiōnibus
accusative ratiōcinātiōnem ratiōcinātiōnēs
ablative ratiōcinātiōne ratiōcinātiōnibus
vocative ratiōcinātiō ratiōcinātiōnēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ratiocinatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ratiocinatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ratiocinatio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the syllogism; reasoning: ratiocinatio, ratio