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Another word for rationale

  1. What is sound or reasonable

      1. Necessary connection or outcome, as through the working of cause and effect
      2. The relationship between elements and between an element and the whole in a set of objects, individuals, principles, or events:
      3. Way of reasoning, whether correct or incorrect
      1. The quality or condition of being rational.
      2. A rational belief or practice.
      3. The quality or condition of being rational; reasonableness or the possession or use of reason
      1. (Archaic) The quality or state of being rational.
      1. A normal mental state; sanity:
      2. Sound thought or judgment; good sense
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. Natural understanding or intelligence, especially in practical matters:
      2. A meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; signification:
      3. A vague feeling or presentiment:
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  2. A statement of causes or motives

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Another word for rationale

      1. The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
      2. A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
      3. The act or process of explaining:
      1. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
      3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
      1. (Plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
      2. The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
      3. (Law) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
      1. A motif in art, literature, or music.
      2. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
      3. Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal