irrational irrational  /ɪ ˈræ ʃə nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
  2. (adj) not consistent with or using reason
  3. (adj) real but not expressible as the quotient of two integers

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Usage(s):

  1. The signs of irrational exuberance in China's stock markets don't seem to be going away.
  2. All of the above, consolidated into an irrational groupthink and pressurized by a joyously catty media.
  3. Yes it is irrational to disagree with you.

News

  1. ‘Bioshock’ developer tapped for remake of ‘Logan’s Run’

    Ken Levine, who led the development of the video games “BioShock” and “BioShock Infinite,” has been tapped by movie studio Warner Bros. to write the screenplay for a remake of the 1976 film “Logan’s Run.” The entertainment website Deadline Hollywood reported Tuesday that Levine will continue as creative director of Irrational Games, the Quincy video game development house that he cofounded. An ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Bioshock's Ken Levine Tapped To Write Logan's Run Remake For Warner Bros.

    Irrational Games' Ken Levine is returning to his roots. No, that doesn't mean we're getting another System Shock. Levine, who started out as a film writer, will be penning the script for Warner Bros.' Logan's Run remake. The original, released in 1976 and directed by Michael Anderson, was based on a book of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton. While the details differ, both ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  3. Samsung slammed with downgrades as Galaxy S4 ‘marketing charm’ fades

    It hasn’t taken long for Wall Street’s earlier irrational exuberance over Samsung’s prospects to turn into pessimistic doomsaying. Reuters reports that many formerly bullish analysts are openly admitting that they were caught up in the hype surrounding the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S4, which caused them to overrate the company’s future earnings potential. Now they’re estimating Galaxy S4 sales ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We have assessed the situation and decided that we will not expose our members to the dangers of assaults from angry and irrational members of the public," Kinnear said. "The reports from our members of increases in threats and abuse from...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Bob Kinnear Source: CFTKTV

  2. "I am pointing out a very, very irrational outcome of our potty electoral system, that the party that has spectacularly lost the election, because fewer people are voting for it than any other party, could nonetheless according to constitutional...
    on Apr 25, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This is irrational generosity," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., saying the country doesn't have enough money to help veterans and the elderly. "This is benevolence gone wild."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Dana Rohrabacher Source: News 10NBC

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