1. [ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
Synonyms: rationalisation
Related terms: explanation raison_d'etre apologize
2. [ noun ] (math) 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
Related terms: simplification mathematics
3. [ 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
Synonyms: rationalisation
Related terms: defense psychiatry
4. [ noun ] (work,business) systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
Synonyms: systematization rationalisation systematisation
Related terms: organization organization codification formalization systematize rationalize rationalize
Similar spelling:   rationalisation