Age of Reason

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age of reason

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1. often Age of Reason An era during which rational thought is prominent or esteemed, especially the Enlightenment in western Europe.
2. An age at which a person is considered capable of making reasoned judgments.

Age of Reason

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(Historical Terms) the Age of Reason the 18th century in W Europe. See also Enlightenment

Age′ of Rea′son


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the 17th and 18th centuries in France, England, etc. Compare enlightenment (def. 4).
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Noun1.Age of Reason - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrineAge of Reason - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine; "the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
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As long as we live in a world where a 17th century philosophy of sovereignty is enforced on an 18th century model, defended by a 19th century concept of law enforcement that is still trying to come to terms with 20th century technology, the 21st century will belong to transnational criminals," he said.