Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist (is “the spirit of the times” or “the spirit of the age.” Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals and mood associated with the current era. 

The term is a loanword from German: Zeit (cognate with “tide”) meaning “time” and Geist (cognate with “ghost”) meaning “spirit”.

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