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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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Decide on the best approaches for solving problems in the scenario and provide a rationale, derived from theory and research, for their use.
Rationales: According to one former board judge, "The key to the proceeding is almost always the rationale to combine the references.
Designers have the responsibility to listen to and consider all such critiques, respond to questions, and explain the rationale for each decision.
In this article we begin with a review of the theoretical and research literature focused on the process of rationale development.
To fortify the decision- making process it should be made mandatory for every decision maker to record the rationale behind his decision.
To identify the author's stated rationale for each article, I read the abstract (if there was one), the introduction, and the conclusion very closely, then scanned the body of the paper.
Compliance with an instruction in which a rationale is delivered some time after the instruction or after a vocal response from the child may be more likely because this type of rationale may have been more highly correlated with reinforcement (positive or negative) in the past.
Decisions made within this rationale are designed to justly divide students to ensure balance among classes.
This race has been synonymous with the Pipe team over the years, and in Royal Rationale they have a runner with similar credentials to their previous horses who have either won or gone close.
Mamlook went close 12 months ago, finishing third to Caracciola, while Royal Rationale was placed at Royal Ascot this season.
The Grand National-winning handler will run both Mamlook and Royal Rationale in the 2m 2f contest on October 17.