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ra·tion·al·i·za·tion

 (răsh′ə-nə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1. The act, process, or practice of rationalizing.
2. An instance of rationalizing.

rationalization

Any action that increases the effectiveness of allied forces through more efficient or effective use of defense resources committed to the alliance. Rationalization includes consolidation, reassignment of national priorities to higher alliance needs, standardization, specialization, mutual support or improved interoperability, and greater cooperation. Rationalization applies to both weapons and/or materiel resources and non-weapons military matters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rationalization - 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
2.rationalization - (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
3.rationalization - (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.rationalization - 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.rationalization - 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)

rationalization

noun
A statement of causes or motives:
Translations

rationalization

[ˌræʃnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] N
1. [of ideas etc] → racionalización f
2. (= reorganization) → reconversión f, reorganización f
industrial rationalizationreconversión f industrial, reorganización f industrial

rationalization

[ˌræʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] rationalisation (British) nrationalisation f

rationalization

nRationalisierung f; (of problem)vernünftige Betrachtung

rationalization

[ˌræʃnəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nrazionalizzazione f

ra·tion·al·i·za·tion

n. racionalización, mecanismo de defensa por el cual se justifica la conducta o actividades propias con explicaciones que aunque razonables no se ajustan a la realidad.

rationalization

n (psych) racionalización f
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