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"Justification" is a noun which is often translated as "la justificación", and "rationale" is a noun which is often translated as "la lógica". Learn more about the difference between "justification" and "rationale" below.
justification
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (excuse)
a. la justificación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The school counselor told Pati that there was no justification for her dismal grades.El consejero escolar le dijo a Pati que su pésimas calificaciones no tenían ninguna justificación.
2. (printing)
a. la justificación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you format your document with full justification, the text will run flush to both margins.Si usas justificación al formatear tu documento, el texto quedará alineado en ambos márgenes.
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rationale
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la lógica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Before you say no, let us explain the rationale behind the proposal.Antes de que digas que no, déjanos explicarte la lógica de la propuesta.
b. la base
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The financial aid that she received was the primary rationale behind her decision to attend the university.La ayuda financiera que recibió fue la base principal de su decisión de asistir a la universidad.
c. las razones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rationale that his defense team provided was not enough to keep the defendant from prison.Las razones que su defensa presentó no fueron suficientes para librar al acusado de la cárcel.
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