[ adjective ] showing reason or sound judgment




"a sensible choice" "a sensible person"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

If the circumstances are faced frankly it is not reasonable to expect this to be true .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

Mars has been observed twice at about 3 - cm wave_length , and the intensity of the observed radiation is in reasonable agreement with the thermal radiation which might be predicted on the basis of the known temperature of Mars .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

A system had_to be used which did not depend_upon the feeding of the fluid into the manometer if measurements of the normal pressure were to be made in a reasonable time .

If they are not ellipsoids , the conclusions will be a reasonable approximation .

These are reasonable assumptions with low viscosity fluids suspended in high viscosity fluids which are subjected to low rates of shear .

[ adjective ] not excessive or extreme


fair fairish


"a fairish income" "reasonable prices"

Used in print

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Latest models serve hot meals at reasonable prices , and at a profit to you .

Also make sure you have reasonable requirements as to hours worked before a production employee is entitled to a vacation .

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

A Virginia judge a while back cited a Roman jurist to the effect that ten years might be a reasonable length of time for such a change .

(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)

In connection with any claim decided by the Commission pursuant to this Title in which an award is made , the Commission may , upon the written request of the claimant or any attorney heretofore or hereafter employed by such claimant , determine and apportion the just and reasonable attorney 's fees for services rendered with_respect_to such claim , but the total amount of the fees so determined in any case shall not exceed 10 per_centum of the total amount paid pursuant to the award .

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The purpose of_this provision was thus explained in the Court 's opinion : `` Section 7 is designed to arrest in its incipiency not_only the substantial lessening of competition from the acquisition by one corporation of the whole or any part of the stock of a competing corporation , but also to arrest in their incipiency restraints or monopolies in a relevant market which , as a reasonable probability , appear at the time of suit likely to result from the acquisition by one corporation of all or any part of the stock of any other corporation .

Related terms


[ adjective ] marked by sound judgment




"sane nuclear policy"

Related terms