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Ratiocinate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RA'TIOCINATE, v.i. [L. ratiocinor, from ratio, reason.] To reason; to argue. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: reason methodologically and logically

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin ratiocinatus, past participle of ratiocinari to reckon, from ratio + -cinari (as in vaticinari to prophesy) more at vaticinate Date: 1643 reason ratiocinator noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. literary go through logical processes, reason, esp. using syllogisms. Derivatives: ratiocination n. ratiocinative adj. ratiocinator n. Etymology: L ratiocinari (as RATIO)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ratiocinate Ra`ti*oc"i*nate, v. i. [L. ratiocinatus, p. p. of ratiocinari, fr. ratio reason. See Ratio.] To reason, esp. deductively; to offer reason or argument.



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