rationality

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From French rationalité, from Late Latin rationalitas (rationality, reasonableness), from Latin rationalis (reasonable)

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rationality (usually uncountable, plural rationalities)

  1. Quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness.
    His sudden loss of rationality was brought on by excess drink.
  2. Objectivity, considerateness.
    Such a discussion deserves rationality, not emotion a gut reaction.

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