rationalisation

Definitions of rationalisation
  1. noun
    the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
    synonyms: rationalization
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    types:
    raison d'etre
    reason for being
    type of:
    explanation
    thought that makes something comprehensible
  2. 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: rationalization
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    type of:
    defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction
    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  3. noun
    systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
    synonyms: rationalization, systematisation, systematization
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    types:
    codification
    the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order
    formalisation, formalization
    the act of making formal (as by stating formal rules governing classes of expressions)
    type of:
    organisation, organization
    the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
  4. noun
    the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
    synonyms: rationalization
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    type of:
    organisation, organization
    the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
  5. noun
    (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: rationalization
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    type of:
    simplification
    elimination of superfluous details
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