rational

(redirected from rationale)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

rational

Maths
1. expressible as a ratio of two integers or polynomials
2. a rational number

rational

[Mathematics] a fractional number n/d, where n and d are integers, n is the numerator and d is the denominator. The set of all rational numbers is usually called Q. Computers do not usually deal with rational numbers but instead convert them to real numbers which are represented (approximately in some cases) as floating-point numbers. Compare irrational.
References in periodicals archive ?
We will be watching what the IMF does,' Pompeo said.'There's no rationale for IMF tax dollars, and associated with that American dollars that are part of the IMF funding, for those to go to bail out Chinese bondholders or China itself,' Pompeo said.
V REBUTTING THE CRITICISM OF THE CAUSAL RATIONALE 121
But despite this, he said he was willing to know the 'rationale' why it was excluded by the House of Representatives, a chamber his allies dominate.
In conjunction with the so-called Graham factors, a party urging obviousness must show some teaching or suggestion of each and every claim limitation recited by the claims; a rationale for modification or combination; a reasonable expectation of success; and that secondary considerations do not overcome obviousness.
"The Commission believes there is sufficient rationale to warrant the introduction of an effective tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
The most effective presentations don't just explain how the design works, but also expose the rationale behind it.
For teachers interested in thinking deeply about the purposes guiding their content and pedagogical decision-making, rationale development has received considerable attention in the literature on social studies teaching and learning.
Recently, Ravinder Raj an advocate and RTI activist sought information from Central Public Information Officer ( CPIO) of the SC over the rationale for passing orders on review petitions without conducting a hearing and offering reasons.
Perhaps in imitation of what I saw other reviewers do, I have challenged other historians/authors to better clarify the rationale behind their own studies.
"The rationale used by the administration, interpreting Pakistan's acquiescence as a green light, has set off alarms among some administration legal officials.
This paper examines and provides a rationale for incorporating past victimization into group treatment for men who have been abusive to their female intimate partners.
During the rationale condition, compliance was scored if the child handed the toy to the therapist either a) after the initial instruction was delivered, or b) within 10-s of the rationale being delivered (see description of rationale condition below).