Ratiocinative Ra`ti*oc"i*na*tive (r[a^]sh`[i^]*[o^]s"[i^]*n[asl]*t[i^]v), a. [L. ratiocinativus.] Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative; as, a ratiocinative process. [1913 Webster]

The ratiocinative meditativeness of his character. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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