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.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ratiōcinor +‎ -tiō

Noun[edit]

ratiōcinātiō f (genitive ratiōcinātiōnis); third declension

  1. reasoning, ratiocination
  2. (logic) syllogism

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