## rationals

Noun

- plural form of
*rational*

- Consider the serial arrangement of the
**rationals**in their order of magnitude. - A real number is a class (a, say) of rational numbers which satisfies the condition that it is the same as the class of those
**rationals**each of which precedes at least one member of a. - Thus, consider the class of
**rationals**less than 2r; any member of this class precedes some other members of the class - thus 1/2 precedes 4/3, 3/2 and so on; also the class of predecessors of predecessors of 2 2. - Note that the class of
**rationals**less than or equal tò 2r is not a real number. - For example, the class of
**rationals**whose squares are less than 2r satisfies the definition of a real number; it is the real number A I 2.

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