ratiocination


ra·ti·o·ci·na·tion

noun \-ˌō-sə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌnä-\

Definition of RATIOCINATION

1
:  the process of exact thinking :  reasoning
2
:  a reasoned train of thought
ra·ti·o·ci·na·tive \-ˈō-sə-ˌnā-tiv, -ˈnä-\ adjective

Examples of RATIOCINATION

  1. <as an expert in ratiocination, the detective Sherlock Holmes has few rivals>

First Known Use of RATIOCINATION

circa 1530

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