rational vs. rationale – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Rational

Definition:

consistent with or based on or using reason

Examples:

a process of rational inference

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Rationale

Definition:

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

Examples:

the rationale for capital punishment

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