Ir*ra"tion*al (?), a. [L. irrationalis: cf. F. irrationnel. See In- not, and Rational.]

1.

Not rational; void of reason or understanding; as, brutes are irrational animals.

2.

Not according to reason; absurd; foolish.

It seemed utterly irrational any longer to maintain it. I. Taylor.

3. Math.

Not capable of being exactly expressed by an integral number, or by a vulgar fraction; surd; -- said especially of roots. See Surd.

Syn. -- Absurd; foolish; preposterous; unreasonable; senseless. See Absurd.

 

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