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ratiocination

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.
antonyms:
intuition
similar words:
argument, conception, mind
derivation: ratiocinative (adj.)
Word Parts
The word ratiocination contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).