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Definition of Rationalization

  • The act or process of rationalizing.
  • systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
  • the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency
  • (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
  • the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
  • (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening

How to use rationalization in a sentence. Rationalization pronunciation.

In opposition to the sensualization of aesthetic appreciation, its character as judgment must be maintained; and in opposition to its rationalization, its character as feeling.
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His rationalization was that he was being paid a great deal of money for the job, and he was working for a more important cause, one that would make it all worthwhile.
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The Spook felt emasculated as he sought a rationalization that would allow him to retain a shred of digni- ty.
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Now it must be patent that the nature of this process of rationalization will depend largely upon the mental make-up of the individual-of the body of knowledge and traditions with which his mind has become stored in the course of his personal experience.
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The rest of the legend is merely a rationalization based upon the idea that the tree was identified with the mother-goddess.
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Just as the water of libation was regarded as the fluid of the body of Osiris, so also, by this process of rationalization, the incense came to possess a similar significance.
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As one of the means by which the resurrection was attained incense became a giver of divinity; and by a simple process of rationalization the tree which produced this divine substance became a god.
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As the outcome of this process of rationalization in Egypt a vast crop of creation-legends came into existence, which have persisted with remarkable completeness until the present day in India, Indonesia, China, America, and elsewhere.
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But what these speculations leave out of account is the fact that these dream- and shadow-phenomena were probably merely the predisposing circumstances which helped in the development of (or the corroborative details which were added to and, by rationalization, incorporated in) the "soul-theory," which other circumstances were responsible for creating.[77] I have already called attention (p. 5) to the fact that in many of the psychological speculations in ethnology too little account is taken of the enormous complexity of the factors which determine even the simplest and apparently most obvious and rational actions of men.
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But once some definite state of feeling inclines a man to a certain conclusion, he will call up a host of other circumstances to buttress his decision, and weave them into a complex net of rationalization.
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But so many other factors of most diverse kinds played a part in building up the complex theory of the eye's fertilizing potency that all the stages in the process of rationalization cannot yet be arranged in orderly sequence.
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Once this new conception of a sky-world was adumbrated a luxuriant crop of beliefs grew up to assimilate the new beliefs with the old, and to buttress the confused mixture of incompatible ideas with a complex scaffolding of rationalization.
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Beliefs of a similar kind can be collected from most parts of the world: but the point I specially want to emphasize is that they are _secondary_ rationalizations of a custom which originally had an utterly different significance.
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Even if the confusion of the "horizon" with a cow's horns was very ancient (for the horns of the Divine Cow supporting the moon made this inevitable), this rationalization should not blind us as to the real origin of the idea, which is preserved in the ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Cretan and Chinese pictures (see Fig.
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By a somewhat analogous process of archaic rationalization the sons respectively of Osiris and Ea, the sun-gods Horus and Marduk, acquired a similarly confused reputation.
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A reason had to be found-and the rationalization adopted was that men had rebelled against the gods and had to be killed.
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It is quite possible that earlier associations of the dog with the Great Mother may have played some part in this transference of meaning, if only by creating confusion which made such rationalization necessary.
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An interesting rationalization (of which Mr. T. H. Pear has kindly reminded me) of this ancient Oriental belief is still alive amongst British women.
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But I think this is a secondary rationalization of their meaning.
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This is only one more instance of the way in which the same fundamental idea was twisted and distorted in every conceivable manner in the process of rationalization.
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Examples of Rationalization

Example #1
This relation of the Kantian aesthetics to that of his predecessors explains both its fundamental tendency and the elements in it which appear defective and erroneous.
Example #2
The former identified the beautiful with the agreeable, the latter identified it with the perfect or with the conformity of the object to its concept; in the one case, aesthetic appreciation is treated as sensuous pleasure, in the other, it is treated as a lower, confused kind of knowledge, its peculiar nature being in both cases overlooked.
Example #3
Perhaps in another year or two when the final phases were complete, and the United States was even more exposed and defenseless than it was right now, the job would be done.
Example #4
Though Miles designed every nuance, down to the nth degree of how to effect the invasion properly, he was not privileged to push the chessmen around the board.
Example #5
He was used to commanding women, not being humiliated by them.
Example #6
He was driven by the terror of the first sexual failure in his life.