ratiocination

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From French ratiocination, from Latin ratiocinatio (reasoning, argumentation, a syllogism), from ratiocinatus, past participle of ratiocinari (to reason)

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  • IPA(key): /rætɪˌɒsɪˈneɪʃn/

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ratiocination (plural ratiocinations)

  1. Reasoning, conscious deliberate inference; the activity or process of reasoning.
  2. Thought or reasoning that is exact, valid and rational.
  3. A proposition arrived at by such thought.

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