Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Ratiocinative (Page: 1191)

Ra`ti*oc"i*na*tive (?), a. [L. ratiocinativus.] Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of proportions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative; as, a ratiocinative process.

The ratiocinative meditativeness of his character. Coleridge.

Displaying 1 result(s) from the 1828 edition:

RATIOC''INATIVE, a. Argumentative; consisting in the comparison of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; as a ratiocinative process. [A bad word and little used.]