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Word: rationale

Definition: fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action


Sentences Containing 'rationale'

"When we launched the first modern line of Spykers, the C8 Spyder, we called it the C line to follow on from the original model rationale," he explained.
A court reviewing the SEC (or general agency) action would not approve it simply on the basis of the agency's authority, it had to be approved based on the rationale that the agency provided.
A poem of his, set to backdrop music, named Millennium, offers his rationale for launching the World Peace Congress.
Again, the rationale of their use was the fact that ammonia and other waste products are generated and converted by intestinal bacteria, and killing of these bacteria would reduce the generation of these waste products.
Although Peterson agreed with the outcome of the decision, his rationale for reaching the verdict was on much narrower legal grounds.
Another rationale is based on resentment of anti-Quebec sentiment.
Asked in 2006, Putzu could not remember his artistic rationale for painting the floral jacket, but said he was painting a lot of flowers in designs at that time.
Both the High Court and Court of Appeal judgments explored the rationale for the law against contempt of court and its relation with freedom of speech, and emphasized the importance of public confidence in the administration of justice which can be impugned by contempt of court.
Daniel Byman's study of state sponsorship of terrorism similarly did not list Iraq as a significant state sponsor, and called the al-Qaeda connection "a rationale that before the war was strained and after it seems an ever-weaker reed."
Her work for women's suffrage took a novel turn when, in 1929, she applied for military service on the rationale that, since military service was required for all citizens, women should be permitted military service and, accordingly, the vote.
However, the rationale might suggest otherwise (the original text is unclear here), since it mentions only that "they" (i.e. the woman and the daughter) are related.
However, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and increasing competition for fossil fuel resources, the 'economic' rather than the 'strategic' rationale is probably more important in the early twenty-first century.
I am recording the sound of my speaking voice," and the rationale, concluding, "I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might have," referring to his own stuttering.
In "Mărturia unei generaţii", Aderca challenged Lovinescu to state his attitude about such differences of opinion, and was answered, with a rationale questioned by Crohmălniceanu, that "Sburătorul"s celebration of individualism outweighed the neoliberal stance of its leader.
In the book Morgenthau described his plan and the rationale for it in great detail.
In the lead up to the Iraq War, U.S. President George W. Bush alleged that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and militant group al-Qaeda might conspire to launch terrorist attacks on the United States, basing the administration's rationale for war, in part, on this allegation and others.
Justice Quentin Loh revisited the rationale for the law of scandalizing the court.
Justin Haywald of 1UP.com was critical of the lacking narrative, feeling that the game failed to explain the purpose of the constructed traps or rationale for how the game's world worked, and that the final act left him "more confused than when began".
Kuhn was at pains to point out that the rationale for the choice of exemplars is a specific way of viewing reality: that view and the status of "exemplar" are mutually reinforcing.
Niver’s rationale for this is three-fold: the end users would likely be students and the format was simple to use, storage space was not in abundance, and costs were kept low.
On 8 June, Cambodia presented the proposal along with their rationale.
Process art often entails an inherent motivation, rationale, and intentionality.
Rationale for developing Refined Concept Map.
Researchers have applied the evolutionary rationale to the paleolithic lifestyle to argue for high levels of physical activity in addition to dietary practices.
Since it is a bootleg release, Don Dokken has reportedly stated that it is acceptable to duplicate this material. Dokken's rationale is that releasing the material to the public domain will severely curb the ability of the bootleggers to profit financially.
Since the SEC was authorized to create its own standards, it was free to reject reorganization plans based on those standards - so long as that was the stated rationale of the SEC.
The "make up" -0 shot will be thrown out (not because it is the make up, but because is a higher score and the rationale is there should be no possible advantage accrued from failing to follow the stage procedure) and the shooter will be assessed a procedural penalty for firing more shots than the course called for.
The 34 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali of the fourth chapter deal with impressions left by our endless cycles of birth and the rationale behind the necessity of erasing such impressions.
The approach is based on a simple rationale.
The CRTC rejected CKFH's complaint, on the rationale that sports broadcasts were within CKO's programming commitments.
The first time this was heard before the Supreme Court in "SEC v. Chenery Corporation", 318 U.S. 80 (1943), the Court held that the acts committed by the company did not amount to common law fraud and therefore the Securities and Exchange Commission's stated rationale for the charges could not be sustained.
The given rationale is "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it".
The main immediate rationale for the DRL is to reduce congestion on the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) Yonge Line, particularly at Bloor-Yonge Station, the main interchange with the Bloor–Danforth line.
The majority provided no rationale for withdrawing the act's protection of such activity, nor why such activity was so destructive of work that it went beyond the pale of the act. The Farmer-led NRLB tried to extend this reasoning to employer associations, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
The modern, balanced approach to exploring an extraterrestrial destination involves several phases of exploration, each of which needs to produce rationale for progressing to the next phase.
The number eight refers to the number of cylinders of Spyker's Ferrari engine – the same rationale as used with road-going Spykers.
The origin of the genus name is the mythological Lavinia, although the rationale is unclear.
The rationale behind this was cited in analyst research by InfoTrends that, "transactional documents are opened and read by more than 90% of consumers.
The rationale for that is that "the means of transport – the bicycle – relates to various aspects of the fact that bicycling represents an interaction between a human being and technology, in which the bicycle stands for a technological environment.
The rationale for the proposed ratios relates to the belief that the two classes of fat interact within the human body.
The rationale for the removal, as explained to Comstock by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, was that Grant had also been a potential target of the conspirators and the commissioners felt that Comstock, due to his closeness to Grant, could not be counted on to act impartially.
The rationale for this is policy based; if an employer could simply issue detailed and long prohibitions on what an employee was not to do, they could never be found vicariously liable for the wrongdoings of their employees.
The rationale given for this program was that it would provide incentives for the eventual and gradual repopulation of the countryside and provide "food security" for the country by lessening the present dependence on foreign imports.
The rationale here is that one asset (the cash) has been converted into a different asset (a promise of repayment).
The rationale is that, by removing the tissue, the patient's airway will be wider and breathing will become easier.
The rationale was that established labor relations should not be upset, and that craft union raids on industrial units should be avoided in the name of labor peace.
The rationale was to give the Soviets a powerful incentive to see the war through to the end.
The superior orders defense is still used with the following rationale in the following scenario: An "order" may come from one's superior at the level of "national" law.
Two characters, Doro Palegari and Francesco Savio, debate her rationale: was it a well-intentioned move to break off a marriage that would have been a mistake, or was it spite against Salvi?
With his mind set on an all-out offence, Yuan Shao had Chen Lin draft a propaganda pamphlet detailing the rationale of war and Cao Cao's various crimes to be distributed throughout the country.

More Vocab Words

::: novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
::: consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
::: conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
::: entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
::: meager - scanty; inadequate
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: distend - expand; swell out
::: antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.