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zeit·geist

(zīt'gīst),
In psychology, the climate of opinion, conventions of thought, covert influences, and unquestioned assumptions that are implicit in a given culture, the arts, or sciences at any point in time, and in which a person operates and thus is influenced.
[Ger. zeit, time, + geist, spirit]

Zeit·geist

(zīt'gīst)
psychology The climate of opinion, conventions of thought, covert influences, and unquestioned assumptions that are implicit in a given culture, the arts, or science at any time, and in which the individual person operates and thus is influenced.
[Ger. Zeit, time, + Geist, spirit]

zeitgeist

(tsīt′gīst″) [Ger. Zeitgeist, spirit of the time]
The spirit of the people, or trend of thought at a particular time.
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each category by visiting the Google Zeitgeist website and checking out the UAE tab for more in-depth information.
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"The Google Zeitgeist is calculated by looking at the aggregation of the most popular and fast-rising search queries being typed into the Google.co.uk search box."
These are the results of the Google Zeitgeist survey of the most searchedfor items on the web in 2008.
In addition to telling us what people are curious about in the UAE, Google Zeitgeist tools also offer insight into which topics were of interest across the globe.
Addressing the Google Zeitgeist Conference in San Francisco, California, Mr Cameron said the development of the internet and the "information revolution" was ushering in a new "post-bureaucratic era".
In front of him were special invitees from around the world to the Google Zeitgeist 2010 Conference in London.
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Mr Cameron may well have tapped into a future mood by telling the Google Zeitgeist Europe conference that a government's focus should not solely be on financial wealth.