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rationalisation

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See rationalization, etc.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of rationalization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
  • noun systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
  • noun (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
  • noun the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency

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Examples

  • I badly need to get my head back onto remunerative matters so a Stalinist rationalisation is due shortly

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  • "Cambridge is still a relatively buoyant market and Edinburgh House offers high specification space that would suit a number of biotech or medtech companies, it also provides us with the opportunity of more longer term rationalisation of the building and the generous site on which it sits."

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  • And of course, with the coalition eager to give newspapers access to local TV and anxious to take a more relaxed view of local monopolies, there's scope for contraction aka rationalisation.

    Plc? No thanks. Papers are best as family businesses

  • Phillippe – actually, this sort of consolidation is happening now through the website reviews aka rationalisation and convergence led by @digigov.

    One day, all this will be blogs at Helpful Technology

  • To the victor go 'the spoils', and such including 'interpretation' oft as 'rationalisation' - and of also as complete 'fabrication' - as Orwell wrote.

    CounterPunch

  • To the victor go 'the spoils', and such including 'interpretation' oft as 'rationalisation' - and of also as complete 'fabrication' - as Orwell wrote.

    CounterPunch

  • This reading of the film is, of course, just as much a projection, a rationalisation which is ultimately unneccessary and reductive.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • This reading of the film is, of course, just as much a projection, a rationalisation which is ultimately unneccessary and reductive.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Could it be that they naturally lead to this kind of rationalisation?

    Robert Frost- The Road Not Taken

  • Could it be that they naturally lead to this kind of rationalisation?

    Archive 2009-03-01

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