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ra·tion·ale

 (răsh′ə-năl′)
n.
The fundamental reasons for something; the basis: the rationale for dropping the atomic bomb.

[Late Latin ratiōnāle, from neuter of Latin ratiōnālis, rational; see rational.]

rationale

(ˌræʃəˈnɑːl)
n
a reasoned exposition, esp one defining the fundamental reasons for a course of action, belief, etc
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin ratiōnālis]

ra•tion•ale

(ˌræʃ əˈnæl)

n.
1. the fundamental reason or reasons serving to account for something.
2. a statement of reasons or principles.
[1650–60; < Latin: neuter of ratiōnālis rational]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rationale - (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
dialectics - a rationale for dialectical materialism based on change through the conflict of opposing forces
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

rationale

noun reason, grounds, theory, principle, philosophy, logic, motivation, exposition, raison d'être (French) the rationale for punishment

rationale

noun
1. What is sound or reasonable:
Idiom: rhyme or reason.
2. A statement of causes or motives:
Translations
perusteetperustelu
ratio

rationale

[ræʃəˈnɑːl] Nbase f, fundamento m
the rationale of or behind sthla razón fundamental de algo

rationale

[ˌræʃəˈnæl ˌræʃəˈnɑːl] n (= reasons) → logique f
the rationale for sth → la logique de qch
the rationale behind sth → la logique derrière qch

rationale

nGründe pl; it lacks any rationaledas entbehrt jeglicher Begründung

rationale

[ræʃəˈnɑːl] nfondamento logico

rationale

n. razón fundamental.
References in classic literature ?
I want you to bear in mind the trend of the ground, for some time, sooner or later, we shall do well to have it in our mind's eye when we are considering the ancient traditions and superstitions, and are trying to find the RATIONALE of them.
That is the rationale of the system of charging which has hitherto obtained; and nothing is more offensive than this ostentation of reform, where there is no real amelioration.
I have said enough to convince you that ciphers of this nature are readily soluble, and to give you some insight into the rationale of their development.
In cases where the reasoning behind the strategy may not be self-evident, a rationale statement is provided.
com/research/451e67/cloud_computing_in) has announced the addition of Intersect360 Research's new report "Cloud Computing in HPC: Rationale for Adoption" to their offering.
Running a close second to missing limitations as a basis for non-obviousness findings at both the petition and trial stage is the rationale for modifying or combining references.
missing limitations); Running a close second to missing limitations as a basis for non-obviousness findings at both the petition and trial stage is the rationale for modifying or combining references.
He argues that there is a dual rationale for the presumption of innocence: protecting the innocent from wrongful conviction and promoting the rule of law.
For elementary and middle-school school children in middle-high-SES schools, "explicit" instruction on the Control of Variables Strategy (CVS) that emphasizes understanding of the rationale behind CVS has proven to be effective at promoting transfer to different contexts, even after extended time delays (e.
However, Pipe has been out of luck since Royal Rationale won at Sedgefield on September 30, and the four-year-old, his only intended runner yesterday, was withdrawn from a novice hurdle at Fontwell.
And the ``well, he did it too'' rationale of pointing to the actions of previous commanders-in-chief is both irrelevant andlaughable.
The individual requirements are written as generic templates and may contain blanks, tables, and figures in lieu of numerical requirements, along with rationale and guidance to help tailor each requirement to program-specific needs.