Synonyms for ratiocination

Grammar : Noun
Spell : rash-ee-os-uh-ney-shuh n, -oh-suh-, rat-ee-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌræʃ iˌɒs əˈneɪ ʃən, -ˌoʊ sə-, ˌræt i-

Top 10 synonyms for ratiocination Other synonyms for the word ratiocination

Définition of ratiocination

Origin :
  • "process of reasoning," 1520s, from Latin ratiocinationem (nominative ratiocinatio) "a reasoning, calm reasoning," from past participle stem of ratiocinare "to calculate, deliberate," from ratio (see ratio) + -cinari, which probably is related to conari "to try" (see conation).
  • Most writers make ratiocination synonymous with reasoning. J.S. Mill and others hold that the word is usually limited to necessary reasoning. [Century Dictionary]
  • noun logic
Example sentences :
  • Yes, Uncle Reub'; ratiocination is a good word in its place.
  • Extract from : « Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches » by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • Its two constituent parts are ratiocination and description.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes » by Samuel Johnson
  • So, when the steaks were done, we besought him to lay bare his system of ratiocination.
  • Extract from : « Sixes and Sevens » by O. Henry
  • Words seem to be the vehicles rather of ratiocination than of emotion.
  • Extract from : « Of Walks and Walking Tours » by Arnold Haultain
  • To be in love is in a measure to part company with the power of ratiocination.
  • Extract from : « Mlle. Fouchette » by Charles Theodore Murray
  • It consists of processes of Induction, Ratiocination, and Verification.
  • Extract from : « Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic » by William Stebbing
  • A process of ratiocination never troubled the brain of any of the five.
  • Extract from : « The Young Yagers » by Mayne Reid
  • Here was a process of ratiocination worthy of any autocrat that ever breathed.
  • Extract from : « Great Mysteries and Little Plagues » by John Neal
  • Rationalization and ratiocination merged in her mind very readily.
  • Extract from : « Emma Goldman » by Charles A. Madison
  • He is evidently most at home in the regions of ratiocination.
  • Extract from : « The Genius of Scotland » by Robert Turnbull
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