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Rationalization

Ra`tion`al`i`za´tion   Pronunciation: răsh`ŭn`al`ĭ`zā´shŭn
n.1.The act or process of rationalizing.
Noun1.rationalization - the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
Synonyms: rationalisation
2.rationalization - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
Synonyms: rationalisation
3.rationalization - (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
Synonyms: rationalisation
4.rationalization - the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
Synonyms: rationalisation
5.rationalization - systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
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