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rationale

[rash′ənal′]
Etymology: L, rationalis, reasonable
a system of reasoning or a statement of the reasons used in explaining data or phenomena.

rationale

(răsh″ŭn-ăl′) [L.]
The logical or fundamental reason for a course of action or procedure.

rationale (rash´ənal´),

n the fundamental reasons used as the basis for a decision or action.
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Like Evans (2012) and Thornton (2005), Shaver recognized the potential for rationale development to influence teachers' content and pedagogical decision-making and increase connections between social studies and education for democratic citizenship.
During this condition, a response was scored as compliant if the child handed the toy to the therapist either a) after the initial instruction was delivered, or b) within 10-s of the rationale being delivered.
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Royal Rationale had a run over hurdles the other day, and he would probably go straight there now, as would Mamlook probably.
The Results: The externally provided rationale appeared to significantly enhance motivation for perceived autonomy and perceived importance, and was also reflected in the essay and the checklist.
The present article, based on the synthesis of the three reviews (Watts & Sultana, 2004), addresses five key policy issues: rationale, evidence, delivery, resources, and leadership.
Canon Garth Bulmer's rationale for his General Synod motion affirming the sanctity of same-sex relationships (Mover of controversial "sanctity" motion explains rationale, June/July) raises more issues than it resolves.
Design Research provides the rationale for the organization to understand why a change is worth the risk.
The core course has been a required subject for all cadets since law was first taught at West Point in the early nineteenth century, and the rationale for this requirement remains the same.
By way of introduction to the subsequent articles, we overview the objectives, provide a rationale, define what we mean by spirituality, and summarize the content of this special issue.
The rationale was clear: "If a related-party exchange is followed shortly thereafter by a disposition of the property, the related parties have, in effect, 'cashed out' of the investment" and are not entitled to nonrecognition treatment.