# Irrational - definition, pronunciation, transcription

*Amer.*|ɪˈræʃənl|

*Brit.*|ɪˈraʃ(ə)n(ə)l|

#### noun

- a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number

#### adjective ↓

- not consistent with or using reason

irrational fears

irrational animals

- real but not expressible as the quotient of two integersirrational animals

irrational numbers

### Examples

He became irrational as the fever got worse.

She had an irrational fear of cats.

It was irrational to react in that manner.

He's becoming increasingly irrational.

He had an irrational fear and hatred of foreigners.

She couldn't help it if she was being irrational.

This theory holds for all irrational numbers

as irrational and surreal as a dream