Zeitgeist is defined as the spirit of a generation or a period of time.(noun)
An example of zeitgeist is the free love and progressive thinking of the 1960s.
See zeitgeist in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Ger, time spirit
See zeitgeist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: : Zeit, time (from Middle High German zīt, from Old High German; see dā- in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + Geist, spirit; see poltergeist.
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