reason

  • 1 Reason — involves the ability to think, understand and draw conclusions in an abstract way, as in human thinking. The meaning of the word reason overlaps to a large extent with rationality and the adjective of reason in philosophical contexts is normally… …

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  • 2 Reason — • Article discussing various definitions of the term Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Reason     Reason     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 reason — rea·son n 1: an underlying ground, justification, purpose, motive, or inducement required to provide reason s for the termination in writing 2 a: the faculty of comprehending, inferring, or distinguishing esp. in a fair and orderly way b: the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Reason — Rea son (r[=e] z n), n. [OE. resoun, F. raison, fr. L. ratio (akin to Goth. ra[thorn]j[=o] number, account, gara[thorn]jan to count, G. rede speech, reden to speak), fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think. Cf. {Arraign}, {Rate}, {Ratio},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 reason — n 1 Reason, ground, argument, proof are comparable when they mean a point or series of points offered or capable of being offered in support of something questioned or disputed. Reason usually implies the need of justification, either to oneself… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Reason — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Reason Desarrollador Propellerhead Software http://www.propellerheads.se Información general …

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  • 7 reason — ► NOUN 1) a cause, explanation, or justification. 2) good or obvious cause to do something: we have reason to celebrate. 3) the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgements logically. 4) (one s reason) one s sanity. 5) what is… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 reason — 1. The construction after the reason is can be with that or because: • One reason was that the Kuwaitis wouldn t give anyone a visa, except female print journalists Photography, 1991 • The reason I like the Beatles is because they remind me of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 reason — [rē′zən] n. [ME reisun < OFr < L ratio, a reckoning, reason: see READ1] 1. an explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc. 2. a cause or motive 3. the ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc. 4. sound thought or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Reason — steht für Reason Why, Faktor eines Werbekonzepts Reason (Software), Musiksoftware Reason (Zeitschrift), US Monatszeitschrift Reason (Rapper), deutscher Rapper Reason ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Rex Reason (* 1928), US amerikanischer… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 11 Reason — Rea son, v. t. 1. To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss; as, I reasoned the matter with my friend. [1913 Webster] When they are clearly discovered, well digested, and well… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 reason — [n1] mental analysis acumen, apprehension, argumentation, bounds, brain*, brains*, comprehension, deduction, dialectics, discernment, generalization, induction, inference, intellect, intellection, judgment, limits, logic, lucidity, marbles*,… …

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  • 13 Reason — Rea son (r[=e] z n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reasoned} (r[=e] z nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reasoning}.] [Cf. F. raisonner. See {Reason}, n.] 1. To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Reason (EP) — est le second EP de 7 titres du groupe américain The Fray sorti en 2003 Chansons Together Some Trust Vienna Without Reason City Hall Oceans Away Unsaid Portail du rock …

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  • 15 reason — reason; un·reason; …

    English syllables

  • 16 reason — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 cause/motive/justification; explanation of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ cogent, good, sound, strong ▪ compelling, convincing ▪ plausible …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 reason — rea|son1 W1S1 [ˈri:zən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cause)¦ 2¦(good or fair)¦ 3 all the more reason why/to do something 4¦(good judgment)¦ 5 within reason 6 go/be beyond (all) reason 7¦(ability to think)¦ 8 no reason ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 reason — rea|son1 [ rizn ] noun *** 1. ) count a fact, situation, or intention that explains why something happened, why someone did something, or why something is true: reason for: The police asked her the reason for her visit. reason for doing something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 reason — 1 / ri:zFn/ noun 1 CAUSE (C) the cause or explanation for something that has happened or that someone has done: The reason I bought one was that it was so cheap. | reason (that): The only reason I went was that I wanted to meet your friends. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 reason — I UK [ˈriːz(ə)n] / US [ˈrɪz(ə)n] noun Word forms reason : singular reason plural reasons *** Get it right: reason: After reason, use the preposition for, not of: Wrong: The main reason of poverty is unemployment. Right: The main reason for… …

    English dictionary