Logically sound; not contradictory or otherwise absurd. (adjective)
Healthy or balanced intellectually; exhibiting reasonableness. (adjective)
Of a number, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two integers. (adjective)
Of an algebraic expression, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two polynomials. (adjective)
A rational number: a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers. (noun)
A rational being. (noun)
Examples of word rational
For example, in ËœSocrates is rational,â„¢ Ëœrationalâ„¢ is taken from the form of Socrates, his humanity.
Arab _Ar'ab_, not _arab_ arid _ar'id_ asphalt _asfalt_, not _fawlt_ bade _bad_ catch not _ketch_ defalcate _defal'kate_, not _fawl_ dilletante _dilletan'te_ forbade _forbad_ granary _granary_ program _pro'gram_, not _grum_ rapine _rap'in_ rational _rational_ sacrament _sacrament_
Here the term rational 'apparently points to or expresses a property that distinguishes human beings from other animals.
Your comment was certain "rational" - for an amoeba!
Whitfield's use of the word "rational" implies that the opponents are consciously aware of their strategy and its consequences.