jason christoper hartley

May 19, 2006

Word of the Day – ratiocinate

Filed under: Word of the Day — Jason Christopher Hartley @ 11:47 pm

ra·ti·oc·i·nate
intr.v.

  1. To reason methodically and logically.

From Death By Double Cheeseburger:

I am coming to appreciate and love the interconnectedness of everything, and the advent of this appreciation has been momentous in my life. The world as I once saw it was clearly dichotomized. On one side of things was ratiocination which held the position of priority, and on the inferior and negligible side were all spiritual and intangible things. But the levee which once perfectly divided my world in half has all but completely eroded. I don’t know why it’s happening, or whether I could stop this process even if I wanted to, something tells me the answer is no.

The American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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