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rationalize

[′rash·ən·əl‚īz]
(mathematics)
To carry out operations on an algebraic equation that remove radicals containing the varible.
To multiply the numerator and denominator of a fraction by a quantity that removes the radicals in the denominator.
To make a substitution in an integral that removes the radicals in the integrand.
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A senior official in the Ministry of Coal said the country's largest miner had already initiated an exercise to rationalize coal prices across all grades based on GCV and CIL would be in a position to revise the prices before March 31.
The Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs dismissed any secrecy on the measures to rationalize expenditure saying that statements are issued every now and then and meeting are organized.
Investigators may rationalize a crime merely by explaining to the suspect that the deviant act was logical behavior that anyone in his position would have done because the reward outweighed the possibility of capture and prosecution.
But an audit in and of itself is not a cure-all, especially because audits done without integrity can be used to rationalize political decisions.
The team highlights the need to not only rationalize government expenditures, carry out an institutional reformation of the bureaucracy, but also the need for the Congress to legislate on how the money is spent and how to execute and prepare the budget.
Sunday school superintendents used standardized lessons to rationalize Sunday school instruction and to encourage effective teaching.
Chicago, Illinois, USA, plans to rationalize operations and reduce costs in its containerboard mill, boxboard mill, and packaging operations.
They've been there for years, offering testimony of a sustained brutality that is hard to credit, much less rationalize.
Many people attempt to rationalize avoiding a particular task with, "Yes, I should work on that project now, but.
It may trouble believers that thousands of devout people of all faiths died at the World Trade Center, but in the end they will find some way to rationalize the tragedy And though some equally fine, honest, and upstanding people of no faith at all died together with the devout, if God is so unhappy with us couldn't he have sent at least one of the planes into a convention of atheists?
But banks, like manufacturers, must rationalize their products, services and customer bases so their resources in sales, marketing, administration, operations and systems can support their most profitable products and customers.