HyperDic: rationalization

English > 5 senses of the word rationalization:
NOUNcognitionrationalization, rationalisationthe cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
processrationalization, rationalisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
actrationalization, rationalisation(mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
actrationalization, rationalisationthe organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
actrationalization, systematization, systematisation, rationalisationsystematic organization
rationalization > pronunciation
Soundsrae.shahnahlihzey'shahn; rae.shnahlihzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > rationalization: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason.
Synonymrationalisation
Narrowerraison d'etrereason for being
BroaderexplanationThought that makes something comprehensible
Spanishracionalización
Verbsrationalizedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
English > rationalization: 5 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening.
Synonymrationalisation
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Broaderdefense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
Spanishracionalización
Catalanracionalització
English > rationalization: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation.
Synonymrationalisation
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Broadersimplificationelimination of superfluous details
Verbsrationalizeremove irrational quantities from
English > rationalization: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency.
Synonymrationalisation
Broaderorganization, organisationThe act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
Verbsrationalizestructure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
English > rationalization: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningSystematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale.
Synonymssystematization, systematisation, rationalisation
NarrowercodificationThe act of codifying
formalization, formalisationThe act of making formal (as by stating formal rules governing classes of expressions / expressions)
Broaderorganization, organisationThe activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
Spanishracionalización, sistematización
Catalanracionalització, sistematització
Verbsrationalizethink rationally

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