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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ratiōcinātiō ratiōcinātiōnēs
genitive ratiōcinātiōnis ratiōcinātiōnum
dative ratiōcinātiōnī ratiōcinātiōnibus
accusative ratiōcinātiōnem ratiōcinātiōnēs
ablative ratiōcinātiōne ratiōcinātiōnibus
vocative ratiōcinātiō ratiōcinātiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

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