HyperDic: rationale

English > 1 sense of the word rationale:
NOUNcognitionrationale, principle(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
rationale > pronunciation
Soundsrae.shahnae'l
RhymesAl / AL ... Vidal: 17 rhymes with ael...
English > rationale: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature).
Example"the rationale for capital punishment"
Synonymprinciple
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerdialecticsA rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces
BroaderexplanationThought that makes something comprehensible
Spanishfundamentación, fundamento, principio
Catalanfonament, lògica, principi, raonament
Verbsratiocinatereason methodologically and logically

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