# Definition of rationale

## "rationale" in the noun sense

### 1. rationale, principle

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"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.

# Quotations for rationale

There cannot be a body of rules without a rationale, and this rationale constitutes the science. [ Sir G. C. Lewis ]

# rationale in Scrabble®

The word rationale is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required. Because it is longer than 7 letters, you would have to play off an existing word or do it in several moves.

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## Seven Letter Word Alert: (11 words)

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# rationale in Words With Friends™

The word rationale is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required. Because it is longer than 7 letters, you would have to play off an existing word or do it in several moves.

RATIONALE
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## Seven Letter Word Alert: (11 words)

aeolian, aileron, elation, latrine, otarine, ratline, reliant, retinal, retinol, toenail, trenail

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# Word Growth involving rationale

## Shorter words in rationale

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