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{n: rationalization, 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

{n: rationalization, 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

{n: rationalization, rationalisation} the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason

{n: rationalization, rationalisation} the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency

{n: systematization, systematisation, rationalization, rationalisation} systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale


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