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Meaning of RATIONALE

Pronunciation:  `rashu'nal

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
 

RATIONALE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: principle
 
 See Also: dialectics, explanation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ra`tion*a"le\, n. [L. rationalis, neut. rationale.
See {Rational}, a.]
An explanation or exposition of the principles of some
opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or like; also, the
principles themselves.

 

 

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