from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To reason methodically and logically.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To use the powers of the mind logically and methodically; to reason.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To reason, esp. deductively; to offer reason or argument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reason; from two judgments to infer a third. The word usually implies an elaborate deductive operation.
- Reasoned about.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reason methodologically and logically
Latin ratiōcinārī, ratiōcināt-, from ratiō, calculation; see ratio.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)