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Noun1.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
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
2.rationalisation - the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
raison d'etre - reason for being
3.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
simplification - elimination of superfluous details
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
4.rationalisation - the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
organization, organisation - the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business; "he was brought in to supervise the organization of a new department"
5.rationalisation - systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
organisation, organization - the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically; "his organization of the work force was very efficient"
codification - the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order
formalisation, formalization - the act of making formal (as by stating formal rules governing classes of expressions)
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He voiced these concerns as he was speaking to the Workshop on Rationalisation of Electricity, Water Consumption in the GCC today entitled "Rationalisation for a better future" hosted this year in the Kingdom of Bahrain and organized by EWA.
The global consulting firm KPMG has submitted the draft report on coal rationalisation to Government.
Par Ingi Amr Depuis l'ete dernier, le ministere de l'Electricite appelle les citoyens, de temps a autre a la rationalisation de leur consommation en energie.
According to Christian Clausen, chief executive officer of Nordea Bank, as the bank adjusts itself to stricter rules, the cutting of staff and rationalisation has become inevitable.
This rationalisation of the application estate will also help address desktop application sprawl.
The workshop also proposed the formation of specialized units or departments in all sectors and establishments to take care of the management of the rationalisation of water and electricity and to make use of experiences of countries that have made significant headway in the field.
A bit like organising for quality or rationalisation of labour.
Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday announced it has begun a route rationalisation exercise as part of its new business plan to reduce losses anticipated at the end of this year and in 2012.
Refusing to confess to its state of helplessness, it has announced, for the first time, a consistent economic policy - euphemistically named rationalisation - of cutting the supply of all basic and other commodities.
By: OUR STAFF REPORTER RAWALPINDI, August 7 (THE NATION): Punjab Education Department should complete the rationalisation process of public sector schools by August 14 in the province to augment the schools infrastructure according to students-teachers ratio.
Rationalisation of Taxes and Duties and Rationalisation of Withholding Tax Regime, Shahzad Ahmed said.
Summary: The Local Development Bank (BDL) and the National Agency for the Promotion and Rationalisation of Energy Use (Aprue) signed Tuesday in Algiers a convention relative to the funding of LPG/Fuel installation for car owners choosing this kind of fuel.