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Another word for rational

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Adjective
  1. Able to reason validly

    See also:

    reason

  2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence

      1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
      2. Exhibiting common sense; prudent:
      3. Shrewd; crafty:
      1. Adequately versed in a subject.
      2. Having a sound basis; well-founded.
      1. Based on sound judgment, reasoning, or evidence; adequately substantiated:
      1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
      2. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
      3. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
      1. Acting with or exhibiting good judgment; reasonable:
      2. Not ornate or impractical:
      3. Having a perception of something; cognizant:
      1. Having great wisdom and discernment.
      1. Of sound mind; mentally healthy:
      2. Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable.
      1. One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
      2. Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment.
      3. Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment:
      1. Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
      1. Capable of reasoning; rational:
      2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
      3. Being within the bounds of common sense:
      1. Careful or wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense:
      2. Characterized by or resulting from care or wisdom in practical matters or in planning for the future:
      1. Characteristically self-composed and sensible.
      1. Having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent.
      1. Referring to electrical symmetry. A balanced line or balanced medium such as twisted pair, in which both twisted pair conductors serve for signal transmission and reception. Each conductor carries a similar electrical signal with identical direct and return current paths.At any given point in the cable, the signals are equal in voltage to ground but opposite in polarity, which has the effect of reducing radiated energy and, therefore, reducing attenuation. See also unbalanced and UTP.
      2. Referring to symmetrical relationship. For example, the X.25 protocol suite includes Link Access Procedure-Balanced (LAP-B), a balanced protocol that operates in Asynchronous Balanced Mode (ABM), which refers to the fact that the devices have a balanced, rather than a master/slave, relationship.Therefore, a device at either end of the link can initiate a dialogue at any time. See also ABM, LAP-B, master/slave, and X.25.
  3. Mentally healthy

  4. Consistent with reason and intellect

      1. Capable of reasoning; rational:
      2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
      3. Being within the bounds of common sense:
      1. Of, relating to, in accordance with, or of the nature of logic:
      2. Based on earlier or otherwise known statements, events, or conditions; reasonable:
      3. Reasoning or capable of reasoning in a clear and consistent manner:
      1. Having intelligence:
      2. Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute:
      3. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
      1. Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion:
      2. Following as a logical conclusion.
      3. Logically correct or consistent.
    See also:

    reason

Another word for rational

Modifier
  1. Acting in accordance with reason

  2. Of a nature that appeals to reason

  3. Sane

      1. Having a clear, orderly mind; sensible.
      1. Liable to be required to give account, as of one's actions or of the discharge of a duty or trust:
      2. Required to render account; answerable:
      3. Involving important duties, the supervision of others, or the ability to make decisions with little supervision:
      1. Clearly expressed; easily understood:
      2. Thinking or expressing oneself clearly, especially between periods of confusion; clearheaded:
      3. Brightly lit; luminous:
      1. Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical:
      2. Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
      3. Relating to or designating the normality of a solution.
    See also:

    sane

Synonym Study

  • Sensible implies the use of common sense or sound judgment you made a sensible decision
  • Reasonable suggests the use of practical reason in making decisions, choices, etc. that are fair or show good judgment a reasonable solution to a problem
  • Rational implies the ability to reason logically, as by drawing conclusions from inferences, and often connotes the absence of emotionalism a rational explanation for the mysterious events