Rationale

Rationale
Rationale Ra`tion*a"le (r[a^]sh`[u^]*n[a^]l" or r[a^]sh`[u^]n*[=a]"l[-e]), n. [L. rationalis, neut. rationale. See {Rational}, a.] An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves. [1913 Webster]

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