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Definition 1: systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for rationalisation in the sense of this definition

(rationalisation is a kind of ...) the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically

"his organization of the work force was very efficient"

(... is a kind of rationalisation ) the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order

(... is a kind of rationalisation ) the act of making formal (as by stating formal rules governing classes of expressions)

Definition 2: (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for rationalisation in the sense of this definition

(rationalisation is a kind of ...) elimination of superfluous details

(rationalisation belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for rationalisation in the sense of this definition

(rationalisation is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for rationalisation in the sense of this definition

(rationalisation is a kind of ...) thought that makes something comprehensible

(... is a kind of rationalisation ) reason for being

Definition 5: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for rationalisation in the sense of this definition

(rationalisation is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

(rationalisation belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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