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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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