Synonyms for rationalisation


1. rationalization, rationalisation, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence
usage: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
2. rationalization, rationalisation, explanation
usage: the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
3. rationalization, rationalisation, simplification
usage: (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
4. rationalization, rationalisation, organization, organisation
usage: the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
5. systematization, systematisation, rationalization, rationalisation, organization, organisation
usage: systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
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