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rationalization

noun ra·tio·nal·iza·tion
variants: also British rationalisation play \ˌrash-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ən-ᵊl-ə-\

medical Definition of rationalization

:the act, process, or result of rationalizing; especially :the provision of plausible reasons to explain to oneself or others behavior for which one's real motives are different and unknown or unconscious


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