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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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The Team is also playing an effective role in rationalizing the power consumption in the Committee tasked with reduction of power consumption at the Dubai government level headed by the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) to ensure the best practices in this field.
Rationalizing certain provisions relating to import of services and valuation
In particular, the authors suggest ways of rationalizing the institutional setting in order to avoid conflicting mandates and duplication of effort.
Staffed with highly experienced engineers, FS&D offers both ferrous and non-ferrous foundries professional assistance in rationalizing labor intensive processes by mechanization and automation in order to become competitive.
All lines have agreed to the suspension of the North China - Australia loop and the addition of new tonnage to the Japan - Korea - Australia - South China loop, rationalizing the calling ports together with COSCON loop when P&O Nedlloyd exits this consortium next February 2006.
SUMMARY: Most explanations of beliefs are epistemically of pragmatically rationalizing. The distinction between these two types involves the explainer's differing expectations of how the believer will behave in the face of counterevidence.
In his analysis of current commercial real estate conditions, Freedman indicated that tenants are rationalizing their occupancy and increasing density by using less space for occupants including introducing e-work initiatives.
RATIONALIZING THE American passion for football can be a brain-numbing process.
Recycle America's Steve Ragiel says, "By combining operations, including both facilities and personnel, we believe we will be able to increase capacity utilization, in part by rationalizing our facilities.
Today paper companies are rationalizing grades and assets as never before.
Conquer your "yes-buts." Many people attempt to rationalize avoiding a particular task with, "Yes, I should work on that project now, but...." Most of us are good at rationalizing why we choose to do something later rather than now; however, in order to conquer your yes-buts, you must stick to your priorities, follow your to-do list and learn to use your prime time.
It always takes considerable rationalizing to remain faithful in the face of life's recurring injustices, but the World Trade Center disaster demanded new heights of accommodation.