AskDefine | Define irrational

Dictionary Definition

irrational adj
1 not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals" [ant: rational]
2 real but not expressible as the quotient of two integers; "irrational numbers" [ant: rational]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • ĭră'sh(ə)nəl, /ɪˈræʃ(ə)nəl/, /I"r

Extensive Definition

Irrational may refer to:

See also

irrational in German: Irrational (Begriffsklärung)
irrational in French: Irrationnel

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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