Dictionary Results for rationalization

1. rationalization - noun

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

Synonym(s): rationalisation

Hypernym(s): explanation

2. rationalization - 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

Synonym(s): rationalisation

Hypernym(s): defense_mechanism, defense_reaction, defence_mechanism, defence_reaction, defense, defence

3. rationalization - 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

Synonym(s): rationalisation

Hypernym(s): simplification

4. rationalization - noun

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

Synonym(s): rationalisation

Hypernym(s): organization, organisation

5. rationalization - noun

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

Synonym(s): systematization, systematisation, rationalisation

Hypernym(s): organization, organisation

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