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English noun: rationalisation

1. rationalisation (process) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening


Synonymsrationalization


Broader (hypernym)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction


Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

2. rationalisation (cognition) the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason


Synonymsrationalization


Broader (hypernym)explanation


Narrower (hyponym)raison d'etre

3. rationalisation (act) (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation


Synonymsrationalization


Broader (hypernym)simplification


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

4. rationalisation (act) the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency


Synonymsrationalization


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

5. rationalisation (act) systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale


Synonymsrationalization, systematisation, systematization


Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization


Narrower (hyponym)codification, formalisation, formalization









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