nonrational

adjective

non·​ra·​tio·​nal ˌnän-ˈrash-nəl How to pronounce nonrational (audio)
-ˈra-shə-nᵊl
1
: not based on, guided by, or employing reason : not rational : irrational
nonrational beliefs
nonrational behavior
… anthropological history exploring such nonrational aspects of society as mating customs and eating habits.Gertrude Himmelfarb
2
mathematics : not relating to or being a rational number : irrational
nonrational numbers

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrational was in 1859

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“Nonrational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonrational. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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