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rationale

美国发音:[.ræʃə'næl]
英国发音:[.ræʃə'nɑːl]

[n]
英语解释:the reasoning or principle that underlies or explains something, or a statement setting out this reasoning or principle
常见翻译:理论的说明;基本原理;理论基础

the reason or the natural basis for an action, decision, etc.
The rationale behind an action is the reason, the principle that explains the action. The rationale behind a policy is the principle, which can justify it. The rationale behind a decision is the reason that can support the decision. 'The rationale behind the new examination system is to reduce the pressure on the student.� This means that the reason for explaining the new examination system is to reduce the pressure on the student.