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|Noun||1.||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
|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
|4.||rationalisation - the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency|
|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