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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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Summary: The rationalisation hour initiative has seen numerous positive results
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-4 September 2006-Perlos Corporation issues update on rationalisation programme(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
This can only be done through rationalisation of water consumption, according to the results of a poll conducted by the Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR).
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-5 June 2006-Perlos Corporation rationalisation programme proceeds according to plan(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-30 June 2004-Trelleborg Group completes rationalisation measures in North America(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Finnish financial group Sampo said on Tuesday (30 September) that it had concluded rationalisation negations concerning mainly Sampo Bank's retail customer business and telephone bank, and as a result would reduce its personnel by 346 persons.
The negotiations were due to the company's rationalisation programme that aims at productivity enhancements by means of investment and structural rationalisation.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-13 May 2003-Intrum Justitia AB posts Q1 operating profit of SEK33m after large integration and rationalisation charges(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Following the completion of rationalisation negotiations it has been decided that the staff of Sampo's administrative and support functions will be reduced by 489 people, and the staff of the comparable functions of Sampo's associated company, If P&C Insurance, by 250 people.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-25 March 2002-Ericsson plans no more large rationalisation packages (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
''We make reference an announcement on the notice on intended restructuring and staff rationalisation issued on August 7.
The 10th Rationalisation of Electricity and Water for GCC Countries workshop recently concluded in Salalah, with the two-day event, organised by Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas and Nama Group, the holding company of Public Authority for Water and Electricity, held under the theme of 'Rationalisation for Sustainability'.