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ratiocination

Short Definition : reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically

Definition
(noun) the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
Synonyms : conclusion

Definition
(noun) logical and methodical reasoning
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ratiocination

ratio+cination...you have to SOLVE question based ON RATIO AND VARIATION WITH THE help of reasoning and logic
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by preetisoni2411

we will take the RATIO of your CIN(sins) and then reason what to do with you
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by harshsinha18

in management accounting, we use RATIOS in order to get on conclusion through logic that which project is beneficial for company out of various given projects.
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by sukhraj

in Ratio we compare a quantity wrt to other quantity... Ratiocination implies implementing the concept of ratio>> when we compare two things and brainstorm on it thinking rationally and logically..
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by RajeshBorkar

ration

Short Definition : fixed portion; V: distribute as rations

Definition
(noun) the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)
Example Sentence
  • the rations should be nutritionally balanced

Definition
(noun) a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
Definition
(verb) restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
Example Sentence
  • Bread was rationed during the siege of the city

Definition
(verb) distribute in rations, as in the army
Synonyms : ration out
Example Sentence
  • Cigarettes are rationed

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ration

IN A ration shop you get YOUR fixed portion of wheat and rice.
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by preetisoni2411

remember ration card?
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by nasri

rational

Short Definition : (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical

Definition
(noun) an integer or a fraction
Synonyms : rational number

Definition
(adj) consistent with or based on or using reason
Example Sentence
  • rational behavior
  • a process of rational inference
  • rational thought

Definition
(adj) of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
Synonyms : intellectual , noetic
Example Sentence
  • intellectual problems
  • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

Definition
(adj) capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers
Example Sentence
  • rational numbers

Definition
(adj) having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)
Example Sentence
  • a rational analysis

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rational

Consider that you are solving a Maths problem.You will need to present a reason why you are answering it as a Rational Number, in turn you will have to use your brain for that...
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by varunpandeyengg

rationale

Short Definition : fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action

Definition
(noun) (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
Synonyms : principle
Example Sentence
  • the rationale for capital punishment
  • the principles of internal-combustion engines

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rationale

rationale- fundamental A rationcard is a fundamental thing necessary for showing as proof
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by sandy1278

rationality -> fundamental principle of humanity
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by uam111

rationalize

Short Definition : make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization

Definition
(verb) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
Example Sentence
  • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
  • he rationalized his lack of success

Definition
(verb) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
Synonyms : cut , prune , rationalise
Example Sentence
  • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

Definition
(verb) structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
Synonyms : rationalise
Example Sentence
  • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits

Definition
(verb) think rationally; employ logic or reason
Synonyms : rationalise
Example Sentence
  • When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize

Definition
(verb) remove irrational quantities from
Synonyms : rationalise
Example Sentence
  • This function can be rationalized

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rationalize

"action realise"when we realise our action then we feel sorry for it and start try to find some logical way to hide it
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by shashank36

ratio which makes proper in mathematics so rationalize means makes things proper
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by onno manush

Ration which is given by government should be cut down
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by onno manush

ratio minimize by logical method of an improper act
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by SAHADAT

raucous

Short Definition : (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly loud and harsh
Synonyms : strident

Definition
(adj) disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
Synonyms : rowdy
Example Sentence
  • a raucous party
  • rowdy teenagers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for raucous

rauc(sounds like rock) + us rock music is usually loud and harsh.
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by Administrator

rakshas....u can make up the rest
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by ArDoR

one who makes ruckus is raucous
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by nikhilnitc

raou......rau...is harsh and shrill patil in village...hence raucous..
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by rahulkhadse

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