rationale

  • 1 Rationale — • Collar ornamented in the front and back with appendages worn by the Bishops of Eichstätt, Paderborn, Toul, and Cracow Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rationale     Rationale …

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  • 2 rationale — ra‧tion‧ale [ˌræʆəˈnɑːl ǁ ˈnæl] noun the rationale the set of reasons that a decision or belief is based on: • The chairman began by explaining the rationale behind the company s decision to expand its business in Asia. * * * rationale UK US… …

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  • 3 Rationale — [ Rationale of Polish King Saint Jadwiga of Poland] A rationale is a liturgical vestment worn by clergy, in particular by Bishops, in the Roman Catholic Church which uses full vestments. It is humeral ornament, a counterpart to the Pallium, and… …

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  • 4 Rationale — ist als das Rationale eine im Mittelalter entstandene bischöfliche Insignie, siehe Rationale (Würdezeichen). als die Rationale im Sinne von Argumentation oder vernunftmäßige Begründung eine Wort Neuschöpfung. Beide Begriffe werden selten… …

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  • 5 Rationale —   [lateinisch] das, , ein bischöflicher Schulterschmuck, der aus zwei auf Brust und Rücken aufliegenden Stoffblättern besteht. Vorbild für das Rationale, das im 6. Jahrhundert aufkam und im Mittelalter besonders in Deutschland verbreitet war, war …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 RATIONALE — quod et Logium, in V. Test. quid fuerit, diximus supra, im voce Ephod. In Ecclesia Romana quoque inter vestes seu ornamenta Episcoporum occurrit, quod cum Pallio idem facit Car. du Fresne, qui addit, haberi in Missa ab Illyrico editâ hanc… …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 7 Rationale — Ra tion*a le (r[a^]sh [u^]*n[a^]l or r[a^]sh [u^]n*[=a] l[ e]), n. [L. rationalis, neut. rationale. See {Rational}, a.] An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 rationale — (n.) 1650s, from L.L. rationale, noun use of neuter of L. rationalis of reason (see RATIONAL (Cf. rational)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Rationāle — (lat.), ein dem Ephod der jüdischen Hohenpriester nachgebildetes, dem erzbischöflichen Pallium (s. d.) ähnliches Schultergewand, bestehend aus Rücken und Brustteil, die durch Stoff, Spangen oder Kettchen zusammengehalten wurden, vorn ein… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 rationale — I noun account, basis, cause, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition, fundamental reason, ground, logical reasoning, motivation, motive, presumption, proposition, reason, reasoning, speculation, surmise, theory II index argument… …

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  • 11 rationale — [n] logic for belief, action account, excuse, explanation, exposition, grounds, hypothesis, justification, motivation, motive, philosophy, principle, raison d’être, rationalization, reason, reasons, song and dance*, sour grapes*, story*, the big… …

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  • 12 rationale — ► NOUN ▪ a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or a belief …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 rationale — [rash΄ə nal′] n. [ML < L, neut. of rationalis,RATIONAL] 1. the fundamental reasons, or rational basis, for something 2. a statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles …

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  • 14 rationale — ra|tio|nale [ˌræʃəˈna:l US ˈnæl] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1600 1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: Latin rationalis; RATIONAL] formal the reasons for a decision, belief etc rationale behind/for/of ▪ The rationale behind the changes is not at all… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 rationale — [[t]ræ̱ʃənɑ͟ːl, næ̱l[/t]] rationales N COUNT: oft N for n/ ing The rationale for a course of action, practice, or belief is the set of reasons on which it is based. [FORMAL] However, the rationale for such initiatives is not, of course, solely… …

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  • 16 rationale — UK [ˌræʃəˈnɑːl] / US [ˌræʃəˈnæl] noun [countable] Word forms rationale : singular rationale plural rationales the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on What is the rationale for this approach to teaching reading? …

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  • 17 rationale — ra|tion|ale [ ,ræʃə næl ] noun count the set of reasons that something such as a plan or belief is based on: rationale behind/for: The Secretary of the Interior explained the rationale behind the new rules for land use …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 rationale — See rational, rationale …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 Rationale — Ra|ti|o|na|le das; <aus gleichbed. kirchenlat. rationale, substantiviertes Neutrum von lat. rationalis, vgl. ↑rational> auszeichnender liturgischer Schulterschmuck einiger kath. Bischöfe (z. B. Paderborn, Eichstätt) nach dem Vorbild des… …

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  • 20 rationale — noun (C, U) formal the reasons and principles on which a decision, plan, belief etc is based: The rationale behind introducing this technique is that it will substantially speed up our work …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English