Noun Definition


1.Definition: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

"There is reason to believe he is lying"

Category: General

2.Definition: a justification for something existing or happening

"He had no cause to complain", "They had good reason to rejoice"

Related Noun(s):cause, grounds

Category: General

3.Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action

"The reason that war was declared", "The grounds for their declaration"

Related Noun(s):ground

Category: General

4.Definition: an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon

"The reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"

Category: General

5.Definition: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

"We are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

Related Noun(s):intellect

Category: General

6.Definition: the state of having good sense and sound judgment

"His rationality may have been impaired", "He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"

Related Noun(s):rationality, reasonableness

Category: General