# Rational vs Faculty - What's the difference?

rational | faculty |

## As nouns the difference between rational and faculty

is that rational is (mathematics) a rational number: a number that can be expressed as the quotient of two integers while faculty is the scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.

is capable of reasoning.

# rational

## English

### Alternative forms

* rationall (obsolete)

### Etymology 1

From (etyl) rationel, rational, from (etyl)

• Capable of reasoning.
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• Logically sound; not contradictory or otherwise absurd.
• (label) Healthy or balanced intellectually; exhibiting reasonableness.
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• Of a number, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two integers.
• ¾ is a rational number, but ?2 is an irrational number.
• Of an algebraic expression, capable of being expressed as the ratio of two polynomials.
• (label) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; said of formulae.
• ##### Antonyms
* (reasonable) absurd, irrational, nonsensical * (capable of reasoning) arational, irrational, non-rational * (number theory) irrational

### Etymology 2

From (etyl) rational, from , for which see the first etymology.

#### Noun

(en noun)
• (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 .
• A rational being.
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# faculty

## English

### Noun

(faculties)
• The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.
• A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine).
• An ability, skill, or power, often plural.
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• I have used the notion of games so far as if it were familiar to most people. I think this is justified as everyone knows how to play some games. Accordingly, games serve admirably as models for the clarification of other, less well-understood, social-psychological phenomena. Yet the ability to follow rules, play games, and construct new games is a faculty not equally shared by all persons. [...]
He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact.