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Calm vs. Rational

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Calmadjective

(of a person) Peaceful, quiet, especially free from anger and anxiety.

Rationaladjective

Capable of reasoning.

‘Man is a rational creature.’;

Calmadjective

(of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.

Rationaladjective

Logically sound; not contradictory or otherwise absurd.

‘His statements were quite rational.’;

Calmadjective

(of water) with few or no waves on the surface; not rippled.

Rationaladjective

(of a person or personal characteristics) Healthy or balanced intellectually; exhibiting reasonableness.

‘rational conduct’;

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Calmadjective

Without wind or storm.

Rationaladjective

Of a number, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two integers.

‘¾ is a rational number, but √2 is an irrational number.’;

Calmnoun

(in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.

Rationaladjective

Of an algebraic expression, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two polynomials.

Calmnoun

(in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.

Rationaladjective

(chemistry) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; said of formulae.

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Calmnoun

A period of time without wind.

Rationaladjective

(physics) Expressing a physical object.

‘A rational table is physical, a written table is neither.’;

Calmverb

(transitive) To make calm.

‘to calm a crying baby’; ‘to calm the passions’;

Rationalnoun

(mathematics) A rational number: a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers.

‘The quotient of two rationals is again a rational.’;

Calmverb

(intransitive) To become calm.

Rationalnoun

(historical) The breastplate worn by Israelite high priests.

‘1609, Douay-Rheims Bible, Exodus 28:15’; ‘And thou shalt make the rational of judgment with embroidered work of divers colours, according to the workmanship of the ephod, of gold, violet, and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine twisted linen.’;

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Calmnoun

Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.

‘The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.’; ‘A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's own making.’;

Rationaladjective

Relating to the reason; not physical; mental.

‘Moral philosophy was his chiefest end; for the rational, the natural, and mathematics . . . were but simple pastimes in comparison of the other.’;

Calmverb

To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.

‘To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.’;

Rationaladjective

Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning.

‘It is our glory and happiness to have a rational nature.’;

Calmverb

To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.

‘Passions which seem somewhat calmed.’;

Rationaladjective

Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man.

Calmadjective

Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.

‘Now all is calm, and fresh, and still.’;

Rationaladjective

Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; - said of formulæ. See under Formula.

‘What higher in her society thou find'stAttractive, human, rational, love still.’; ‘A law may be reasonable in itself, although a man does not allow it, or does not know the reason of the lawgivers.’;

Calmadjective

Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.

‘Such calm old age as conscience pureAnd self-commanding hearts ensure.’;

Rationalnoun

A rational being.

Calmnoun

steadiness of mind under stress;

‘he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity’;

Rationaladjective

consistent with or based on or using reason;

‘rational behavior’; ‘a process of rational inference’; ‘rational thought’;

Calmverb

make calm or still;

‘quiet the dragons of worry and fear’;

Rationaladjective

of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;

‘intellectual problems’; ‘the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man’;

Calmverb

make steady;

‘steady yourself’;

Rationaladjective

capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers;

‘rational numbers’;

Calmverb

become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation;

‘After the fight both men need to cool off.’; ‘It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.’;

Rationaladjective

having its source in or being guided by the intellect (distinguished from experience or emotion);

‘a rational analysis’;

Calmverb

cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;

‘The patient must be sedated before the operation’;

Calmadjective

not agitated; without losing self-possession;

‘spoke in a calm voice’; ‘remained calm throughout the uproar’;

Calmadjective

characterized by absence of emotional agitation;

‘calm acceptance of the inevitable’; ‘remained serene in the midst of turbulence’; ‘a serene expression on her face’; ‘she became more tranquil’; ‘tranquil life in the country’;

Calmadjective

(of weather) free from storm or wind;

‘calm seas’;

Calmadjective

marked by freedom from agitation or excitement;

‘the rioters gradually became calm and slowly dispersed’;

Calmadjective

not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other strong emotions

‘she had to keep calm at all costs’; ‘his voice was calm’;

Calmadjective

(of a place) peaceful after violent activity

‘the city was reported to be calm, but army patrols remained’;

Calmadjective

(of the weather) pleasantly free from wind

‘the night was clear and calm’;

Calmadjective

(of the sea) not disturbed by large waves

‘a dead calm sea’;

Calmnoun

the absence of strong emotions; calm feelings

‘his usual calm deserted him’;

Calmnoun

the absence of violent activity in a place

‘the elections proceeded in an atmosphere of relative calm’; ‘an edgy calm reigned in the capital’;

Calmnoun

the absence of wind

‘in the centre of the storm calm prevailed’;

Calmnoun

still air represented by force 0 on the Beaufort scale (less than 1 knot or 1 km/h).

Calmnoun

an area of the sea without wind

‘flat calms’;

Calmverb

make (someone) tranquil and quiet; soothe

‘I took him inside and tried to calm him down’;

Calmverb

(of a person) become tranquil and quiet

‘gradually I calmed down and lost my anxiety’;

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