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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.
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Once again, although determining whether or not the activities and rationales were developmentally appropriate or inappropriate was not the purpose of the present study, it is important to note that cognitive development included both developmentally appropriate strategies (melting ice onto paper so that the children could explore the concepts of melting and freezing) and developmentally inappropriate practices (using worksheets to teach the children "left" from "right").
Process measures and checks on treatment quality integrity included believability of reason giving and subject evaluations of the value and usefulness of the rationales.
This study examines how varying sale price levels, the use of reference prices, and low-price rationales in a retail ad affect consumers' perceptions of both the advertised offer and the credibility of the retailer.
It might be anticipated that in those organizations where social relationships are important, an organizational rationale would be of lesser importance, and so a modest negative correlation would not be surprising (observed: r = -0.
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Running a close second to missing limitations as a basis for non-obviousness findings at both the petition and trial stage is the rationale for modifying or combining references.
But for a public increasingly enamored of the idea of protecting pristine wilderness arms, this rationale was insufficient to get the derricks pumping.
Now our elected leaders start lining up to create their rationales for their positions.
This paper identifies three rationales in the relevant literature for closing the gender gap in computing: economic, cultural and political.
Liberalism discusses the standard programs liberals sought, the standard rationales for them, and--most importantly--the redefinitions of classical-liberal concepts (freedom, rights, and equality, among others) that made the rationales seem plausible.
Their vocabularies and their rationales, even their methods, are not always suited to the dilemmas they confront in medicine.
In addition to assessing the prevalence of Holocaust education, the report highlights teachers' rationales for providing Holocaust instruction to their students.