ratiocinatio

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

ratiocinatio (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) Reasoning (typically with oneself) by asking questions.
  2. (rhetoric) Making statements, then asking the reason for such an affirmation, then answering oneself.

See also[edit]

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ratiōcinor +‎ -tiō

Noun[edit]

ratiōcinātiō f (genitive ratiōcinātiōnis); third declension

  1. reasoning, ratiocination
    • c. 80 BCE – 15 BCE, Vitruvius, De Architectura 1.1:
      opera ea nāscitur ex fabricā et ratiōcinātiōne.
      That service arises from practiced skill and from reasoning.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ratiōcinātiō ratiōcinātiōnēs
Genitive ratiōcinātiōnis ratiōcinātiōnum
Dative ratiōcinātiōnī ratiōcinātiōnibus
Accusative ratiōcinātiōnem ratiōcinātiōnēs
Ablative ratiōcinātiōne ratiōcinātiōnibus
Vocative ratiōcinātiō ratiōcinātiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ratiocination

References[edit]

  • ratiocinatio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ratiocinatio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ratiocinatio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the syllogism; reasoning: ratiocinatio, ratio