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Meaning of RATIONALIZATION

Pronunciation:  r`ashunuluz'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
  2. [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
  3. [n]  systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
  4. [n]  the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
  5. [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
 

RATIONALIZATION is a 15 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rationalisation, rationalisation, rationalisation, systematisation, systematization
 
 See Also: codification, defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction, explanation, formalisation, formalization, organisation, organization, raison d'etre, simplification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ra`tion*al*i*za"tion\, n.
The act or process of rationalizing.

 

 

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