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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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As with the previously articulated definitions, Todd intentionally framed the idea that rationales are always being developed.
In fact, the use of rationales is recommended by some popular texts on managing child noncompliance (e.
At a minimum, it is likely for defensive purposes that board members will want to document their deliberations and analyses of such areas as: strategic rationale for the transaction, other acquisition alternatives explored and why this potential target is most advantageous, due diligence process and findings, valuation and support for projections, suitability of the financing structure being adopted, post-acquisition plans to deliver intended benefits and plans to address key people and cultural issues.
There's probably a rationale for granting it to kids who have made an effort, not for kids who didn't take it, but for those who have tried,'' Beattie said.
During the interviews, the teachers watched the videotape of their classroom activities, and were asked to provide rationales for the behaviors and activities that they were observing (e.
With the exception of subject interaction and questions, the rationales were scripted, word for word.
This report provides study results and analysis for the survey questions associated with each rationale and compares responses for cloud evaluators and current users.
What is remarkable, however, is how this rather iffy result has been seized upon by some liberals as a rationale for making large minimum wage increases a core component of the liberal agenda--for arguing that living wages "can play an important role in reversing the 25-year decline in wages experienced by most working people in America" (as this book's back cover has it).
Their vocabularies and their rationales, even their methods, are not always suited to the dilemmas they confront in medicine.
In addition to assessing the prevalence of Holocaust education, the report highlights teachers' rationales for providing Holocaust instruction to their students.
By blending M&A data and forward-looking analysis, this new service provides technology industry executives, bankers and investors with a single source of insider perspectives on deals, their rationales and their financial fundamentals.