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English definition of “rationale”


noun [C or U]     /ˌræʃ.əˈnɑːl/ US  /-ˈnæl/ formal
the reasons or intentions for a particular set of thoughts or actions: I don't understand the rationale behind the council's housing policy.Motives and reasons
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