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  1. rationalization, rationalisation(noun)

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

    rationalisation, systematisation, systematization

  2. 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

    rationalisation, systematisation, systematization

  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

    rationalisation, systematisation, systematization

  4. rationalization, rationalisation(noun)

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

    rationalisation, systematisation, systematization

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

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

    rationalisation, systematisation, systematization

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  1. Med Jones:

    In US we had our share of civil conflicts driven by economic forces. The European immigrants brought slaves from Africa to use them as cheap labor for farming their lands. The color of the skin is only a rationalization for the continuation of the slavery system. All the segregation and discrimination rules against the blacks at that time were made to preserve the existing economic system and the interest of its beneficiaries. Though the American civil war was attributed to states and civil rights, the driving forces behind the war was the conflict of economic interests.

  2. Roger Stone:

    I don't offer any rationalization or excuse or justification. This is just a stupid lack of judgment.

  3. Gandolfo - (RJ Intindola):

    Not all who betray feel guilt and remorse. They often proclaim the betrayed deserved the punishment for past actions. A rationalization intended to ensnare the ignorant and offer warrant. Remember. The betrayer was either attempting to gain something for themselves, or to inflict pain upon you; or both.

  4. Stephen Xenakis:

    Military clinicians, particularly senior medical officers, justify participation in interrogations and force-feeding by asserting that the patient they’re responsible for is the nation and government and not the individual they are supposed to be helping, this assertion, or rationalization, absolutely violates all principles of clinical medicine and healthcare.

  5. Matt Hawkins:

    The large public cannabis companies were overvalued. This is a come-back-to-Earth rationalization.

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  • racionalizaceCzech
  • RationalisierungGerman
  • tehostaminen, rationaalistaminen, järkeistäminen, päättely, järkiperäistäminen, rationalisointi, järkeily, sieventäminen, perusteluFinnish
  • rationalisationFrench
  • rationalisatieDutch
  • рационализацияRussian

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