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English definition of “reason”


noun (JUDGMENT)    /ˈriː.zən/
[U] the ability of a healthy mind to think and make judgments , especially based on practical facts : We humans believe that we are the only animals to have the power of reason.mainly UK old-fashioned He lost his reason (= became mentally ill ) when both his parents were killed in the crash .Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis within reason C2 within the limits of what is acceptable and possible : We can wear anything we like to the office , within reason.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of reason noun (JUDGMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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