rational

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Rational is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Positive
rational

Comparative
more rational

Superlative
most rational

  1. If a person or an argument is rational, it makes sense and is based on good reasons.
    Driving without a seatbelt is simply not rational.
    Use of clean fuels is a healthier and more rational approach to meeting our energy needs.
    Science is more linear, logical and rational than art.
    I don't know what happened, but I'm sure there's a perfectly rational explanation.
  2. If a person is rational, they are calm and not emotional.
    It's often difficult to remain rational when people are telling you you're terrible.

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