Rationale

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A rationale (vestment) of a style used by the Catholic church

Noun

Rationale (plural Rationales)
  1. an explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something
  2. a justification or rationalization for something
  3. a liturgical vestment worn by Christian bishops of various denominations

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Thesaurus

account, allegorization, clarification, cracking, decipherment, decoding, demonstration, demythologization, editing, elucidation, emendation, enlightenment, euhemerism, excuse, exegesis, exemplification, explanation, explication, exposition, expounding, grounds, illumination, illustration, justification, light, logic, philosophy, pretense, pretext, principle, rational ground, rationalization, reason, reason for, reason why, reasoning, simplification, solution, stated cause, the big idea, the idea, the whatfor, the wherefore, the why, theory, underlying reason, unlocking

Etymology

Around 1650-1650 from the Late Latin ratiōnāle, the neuter form of ratiōnālis (rational, possessing reason).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ræ.ʃəˈnɑːl/, /ræ.ʃəˈnæl/; SAMPA: /r{.S@"nA:l/, /r{.S@"n{l/

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Adjective

ratiōnāle

  1. the nominative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)
  2. the vocative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)
  3. the accusative singular neuter of ratiōnālis (rational, of reason)
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