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noun ra·tio·nal·iza·tion
variants: also British


\ˌrash-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ən-əl-ə-\play

Medical Definition of rationalization

  1. :  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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