A set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or a particular belief
he explained the rationale behind the change
(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature); "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"
A rationale is a liturgical vestment worn by clergy, in particular by Bishops, in the Roman Catholic Church which uses full vestments. It is humeral ornament, a counterpart to the Pallium, and is worn over the chasuble. ...
an explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something; a justification or rationalization for something; a liturgical vestment worn by Christian bishops of various denominations
(rationales) an argumentative device that supports the thesis (chreia or theme) by giving the reason that the thesis is to be believed. It also functions as the minor premise (or case) in a syllogistic argument. Rationales often begin with "for" or "because."
a component of an extended element. The rationale is provided by the user creating the extended element to explain the reason for its creation and its expected uses.
The design is based on hardware module design failure rates (in Failures in a trillion (FITs)) of the hardware modules. The pattern recalls the extreme caution of first-generation developers of stored program control switching systems.
Text describing rationale within specifications or documentation is provided for the information of the developers or users, but is not considered to define the operation of the product. This usually takes the form of comment to show why a particular feature was implemented in a given way. ...
An explanation using logical reasoning, mathematical principles, or arguments.
Definition: Rationale is the justification behind decisions. It includes the issues that are being resolved, the alternatives being considered and discarded, the criteria used to evaluate alternatives, the assessments of alternatives against critera, the argumentation, and the decision. ...
the reason for a criterion/standard, if not obvious.
An explanation of why a given task is to be performed, the logical basis of a procedure.
Gerontology is a relatively new area of study, drawing on many disciplines; namely, biology, social sciences, and medical sciences. Ongoing research in the social sciences produces new concepts and theories of aging and age-related problems. ...
A rationale is the mathematical formula upon which the calculations for amplification are made based on the nature of the hearing loss. ...
Simplicity of document post-processing; possible reduction of file size through font reuse.
A record of the reasoning used to produce a software artifact from a design specification.
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fundamental principles and ideas.
The main ideas that underpin the thesis. If the thesis is the point, then the rationale is both the reason behind and the explanation or discussion of the point. It is the How? and the Why? part of the thesis. ...