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rational

  

      adj  
1    using reason or logic in thinking out a problem  
2    in accordance with the principles of logic or reason; reasonable  
3    of sound mind; sane  
the patient seemed quite rational     
4    endowed with the capacity to reason; capable of logical thought  
man is a rational being     
5      (Maths)  
a    expressible as a ratio of two integers  
a rational number     
b    (of an expression, equation, etc.) containing no variable either in irreducible radical form or raised to a fractional power  
      n  
6      (Maths)   a rational number  
     (C14: from Latin rationalis, from ratio reason)  
  rationally      adv  
  rationalness      n  


rational number  
      n   any real number of the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b is not zero, as 7 or 7/3  
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exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
n.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice

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