Ra`ti*oc"i*na*tive (?), a. [L. ratiocinativus.]

Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of proportions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative; as, a ratiocinative process.

The ratiocinative meditativeness of his character. Coleridge.

 

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