justification

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Justification is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

Noun[change]

Singular
justification

Plural
justifications

  1. (countable & uncountable) A justification is a reason given by somebody for doing something.
    There was no justification for continuing this war.
    Practice in logical thinking is frequently used as justification for teaching Latin.
  2. (uncountable) In printing, justification is the spacing of words and letters so that the margins on the left and right are even.

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