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rationalisation

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  • n. Alternative spelling of rationalization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See rationalization, etc.

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

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

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