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1. The act, process, or practice of rationalizing.
2. An instance of rationalizing.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||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
|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
|4.||rationalization - the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency|
|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
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1. [of ideas etc] → racionalización f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
rationalization[ˌræʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] rationalisation (British) n → rationalisation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
rationalization[ˌræʃnəlaɪˈzeɪʃ/ən] n → razionalizzazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
rationalizationn (psych) racionalización f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.