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rationalenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌræʃ·əˈnæl/
the reasons or intentions for a particular set of thoughts or actions: [C] I don’t understand your rationale.
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rationalenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˌræʃəˈnɑːl/  us   /ˌræʃəˈnæl/
the set of reasons that are given to explain a particular decision, action, etc.: We have spoken to shareholders to explain the rationale behind our bid.the rationale for sth/doing sth This data can be abused by insurance companies seeking any rationale for charging higher rates.
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