American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning. See Synonyms at logical.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of reasoning; pertaining to or connected with the act of reasoning. The word is misused by sorne modern writers. See ratiocination, 2.
- adj. Pertaining to or characterized by ratiocination, discursive thinking, or inferential knowledge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative.
- adj. based on exact thinking
“When I use the word ratiocinative, it's because it is the correct word for the job.”
“The process is often described as a ratiocinative or inferential process, and from this standpoint is contrasted with deductive reasoning.”
“At first, in ratiocinative processes, its premises must cover little ground and be fully elaborated, and in the course of the deduction or induction there can be no omission of the smallest detail.”
“The introspective, contemplative, ratiocinative, philosophic aspect of Holmes gets obscured as Ritchie turns him into a 21st-century man of action in the mould of Indiana Jones and Daniel Craig's ultra-tough James Bond.”
“Similarly, the characters in Henry James's fiction, which most readers find quite convincing even when the fictions themselves are judged to be somewhat short on dramatic action, share the obsessed and ratiocinative qualties of James's style.”
“Poe is his own great chain of being, his own Palace of Memory stalked by the Red Death, or imploding into the tarn as it may be, which is itself a code to ratiocinative processes.”
“Most of us, I think, read whodunits for the pleasure of following a ratiocinative process, not to be left wondering which fictional character did what to whom; the real world offers far more interesting imponderables than that.”
“The poets revolted against the ratiocinative, the descriptive; they thought and felt by fits, unbalanced; they reflected.”
“It then signifies the discursive, ratiocinative process in contrast to the immediate, intuitive grasp of the intellect.”
“I noted that the judge wrote: While other commentators might have taken a more ratiocinative approach, the defendants were entitled to use instead these particular terms of invective in this context.”
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