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  1. rationalization, rationalisation(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

  2. rationalization, rationalisation(noun)

    the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason

  3. rationalization, rationalisation(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

  4. rationalization, rationalisation(noun)

    the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency

  5. systematization, systematisation, rationalization, rationalisation(noun)

    systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale


  1. Rationalisation

    In elementary algebra, root rationalisation is a process by which surds in the denominator of an irrational fraction are eliminated. These surds may be monomials or binomials involving square roots, in simple examples. There are wide extensions to the technique.

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  1. rationalisation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rationalisation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rationalisation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rationalisation in a Sentence

  1. Ahmad Husni:

    This agreement marks a significant step towards reducing 1MDB's overall debt levels, and is a crucial part of the rationalisation plan I presented to cabinet earlier (Friday).

  2. Goldman Sachs analysts:

    There is a likelihood of further right issues, as it becomes increasingly more challenging for service companies to access debt markets, some companies will need to consider further asset disposals/capacity rationalisation if they are to adapt to the new oil order.

  3. Peter Fish:

    It is not satisfactory to have doubts about the accuracy of steel production statistics, particularly for a country as large as China with its importance to the global mining sector and steel supply, how can the authorities make meaningful decisions about investment, rationalisation, emissions control, privatisation issues for an industry in which there is no consensus about the most basic statistic - the level of output?

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