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rationale

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noun ra·tio·nale \ˌra-shə-ˈnal\

Simple Definition of rationale

  • : the reason or explanation for something

Full Definition of rationale

  1. 1 :  an explanation of controlling principles of opinion, belief, practice, or phenomena

  2. 2 :  an underlying reason :  basis

Examples of rationale

  1. <the rationale for starting the school day an hour later is that kids will supposedly get an extra hour of sleep>



Origin of rationale

Latin, neuter of rationalis


First Known Use: 1657


RATIONALE Defined for Kids

rationale

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noun ra·tio·nale \ˌra-shə-ˈnal\

Definition of rationale

  1. :  a basic explanation or reason for something <What is the rationale behind your decision?>





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