- the faculty or power of acquiring intellectual knowledge, either by direct understanding of first principles or by argument.
- the power of intelligent and dispassionate thought, or of conduct influenced by such thought.
- Kantianism. the faculty by which the ideas of pure reason are created.
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A similar charge of redundancy is made against the reason why, which is also a well-established idiom: The reason why the bill failed to pass was the defection of three key senators.
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Example sentences from the Web for reason
I look for the broad dollar index to decline by 35% on an inflation-adjusted basis for two sets of reasons.
Best Buy, the consumer electronics retailer, said Tuesday that small children and those unable to wear a mask “for health reasons” can still enter without one.Walmart to require all U.S. customers wear masks as of July 20|Rachel Schallom|July 15, 2020|Fortune
However, there are two big reasons why the drama is set to continue.Apple just won a mammoth victory over Europe’s ‘tax lady.’ But the fight is far from over|David Meyer|July 15, 2020|Fortune
The glass is half-full for me, not half-empty and that’s for a very important reason.‘The glass is half full for me’: Martin Sorrell’s optimistic take on recovery|Lara O'Reilly|June 15, 2020|Digiday
The reasons for the comeback are varied, including savvy marketing.
British Dictionary definitions for reason
Derived forms of reasonreasoner, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with reason
see by reason of; in reason; it stands to reason; listen to reason; lose one's mind (reason); rhyme or reason; see reason; stand to reason; with reason.