ratiocinative

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ratiocinative (comparative more ratiocinative, superlative most ratiocinative)

  1. Pertaining to or characterized by ratiocination, discursive thinking, or inferential knowledge.
    • 1888, H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Theosophical University Press, page 1:
      Only those who realise how far Intuition soars above the tardy processes of ratiocinative thought can form the faintest conception []
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine, Faber, page 80:
      [] bloodthirsty interest in the ratiocinative faculty []
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 225:
      If a person is developed merely in an intellectual, ratiocinative way, then he will be a contradictory mix of cleverness and savagery.

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ratiocinative

  1. feminine singular of ratiocinatif

Latin[edit]

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ratiōcinātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of ratiōcinātīvus