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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of rationalize.

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Examples

  • In 1901 Giovanni Giorgi showed that it is possible to combine the mechanical units of this meter – kilogram – second system with the practical electric units to form a single coherent four-dimensional system by adding to the three base units, a fourth base unit of an electrical nature, such as the ampere or the ohm, and rewriting the equations occurring in electromagnetism in the so-called rationalized form.

    International System of Units (SI)

  • Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs admitted they had "rationalized" about some of their products.

    Jeff Madrick: Wall Street bankers Offer Flimsy Excuses at FCIC Hearing

  • Certainly, she has "rationalized" through her whole campaign -- including about having 35 years of experience.

    Beth Arnold: Does Hillary Have Any Shame?

  • Inclusion of such information established that the author, even if an unknown artisan, believed this kind of rationalized understanding was a factor in improvement.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Despite the complaints, which are well documented in modern histories, communities of practitioners often welcomed "rationalized" techniques, and the opportunity to add the sciences to their practices. reference

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • He must have 'rationalized' an argument in his legendary mind to minimize the damage or there was nothing there (which I doubt).

    Sound Politics: Seattle P-I in a death spiral

  • You know, I kind of rationalized a lot of it away, thinking oh, I don't -- I'm not this big, I'm not that unhealthy.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2007

  • I'm not suggesting that's what Andy Phelps is talking about here, but the article and comments here got me thinking of how often I see the video-game hobby being "rationalized" so seriously.

    Magic Vessel of Cheerios +5

  • Did the author of the editorial mean to say Dick Cheney felt no shame when he "rationalized" and "evaded"?

    From On High

  • In this race to consolidate, companies "rationalized" their offerings, in many cases dropping up to 40 percent of what they formerly produced.

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