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ra·ti·oc·i·na·tion

ratiocination

 
pronunciation:
rae shi a sih neI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the process of thinking logically; reasoning.
Sherlock Holmes uses his exceptional powers of ratiocination to solve mysteries.In unfamiliar territory, he proceeds by instinct while she relies on ratiocination.
antonyms:
intuition
similar words:
argument, conception, mind
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derivation: ratiocinative (adj.)
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