ratiocinate

verb ra·ti·o·ci·nate \ ˌra-tē-ˈō-sə-ˌnāt , ˌra-shē- , -ˈä- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ratiocinate

ratiocinated; ratiocinating
intransitive verb

ratiocinator

play \ˌra-tē-ˈō-sə-ˌnā-tər, ˌra-shē-, -ˈä-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of ratiocinate

Latin ratiocinatus, past participle of ratiocinari to reckon, from ratio + -cinari (as in vaticinari to prophesy) — more at vaticinate


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