Definition of Rationalisation

1. 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. Noun. The cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason.
Exact synonyms: Rationalization
Generic synonyms: Explanation
Specialized synonyms: Raison D'etre
Derivative terms: Rationalise, Rationalize

3. 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.
Exact synonyms: Rationalization
Generic synonyms: Simplification
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Derivative terms: Rationalise, Rationalize

4. Noun. The organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency.
Exact synonyms: Rationalization
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Derivative terms: Rationalise, Rationalize

5. Noun. Systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale.

Definition of Rationalisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of rationalization) ¹

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Literary usage of Rationalisation

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1. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"But if instead of the ' Reason given' merely, we speak of the whole 'rationalisation' of the Thesis,—the reason, if any, implied, ..."

2. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"But if instead of the ' Reason given ' merely, we speak of the whole 'rationalisation' of the Thesis, — the reason, if any, implied, as well as the reason ..."

3. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"But if instead of the ' Reason given' merely, we speak of the whole 'rationalisation' of the Thesis,—the reason, if any, implied, as well as the reason ..."

4. Algebra: An Elementary Text Book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1886)
"Rationalisation BY MEANS OF AUXILIARY VARIABLES. Hence we have the fuur equations From these, four values of .»• can at once be deduced. ..."

5. Papers on Psycho-analysis by Ernest Jones (1913)
"PAPERS ON PSYCHO-ANALYSIS CHAPTER I Rationalisation IN EVERYDAY LIFE1 ONE of the most brilliant results of Professor Freud's researches, and one of the ..."

6. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900: Subject Indexby Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"Rationalisation of algebraic expressions. G. Mt. 9 (1871) 206-. of integral equation. — —, approximation to functions of one variable by. Laguerre, E. Par. ..."

7. A Course of Mathematics: In Two Volumes. Composed for the Use of the Royal by Charles Hutton, Olinthus Gregory (1843)
"THE Rationalisation OF FUNCTIONS INVOLVING BINOMIAL SURD EXPRESSIONS. THF. general problem reduces itself to rendering rational the differential expression ..."

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