Definition of zeitgeist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

zeitgeist

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈzaɪtɡaɪst//
 
, NAmE//ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst//
 
[singular](from German)(formal)
 
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the general mood or quality of a particular period of history, as shown by the ideas, beliefs, etc. common at the time synonym spirit of the times
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: zeitgeist