Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To reason methodically and logically.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To reason; from two judgments to infer a third. The word usually implies an elaborate deductive operation.
  • Reasoned about.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To reason, esp. deductively; to offer reason or argument.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To use the powers of the mind logically and methodically; to reason.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb reason methodologically and logically

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ratiōcinārī, ratiōcināt-, from ratiō, calculation; see ratio.]

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