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reason

1. Philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience
2. Logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief
3. reasons of State political justifications for an immoral act

reason

the capacity of the human mind to make logical inferences, undertake rational arguments, understand the world, solve problems. What the nature, social determinants and limits of this capacity are, however, is much debated. See RATIONALISM IDEALISM, EMPIRICISM, ONTOLOGY; see also PRACTICAL REASONING.
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Maybe he could change it to Star in a Reasonably Priced Jaguar?
The population had changed, and Deerbolt now held mainly those convicted of violent and other serious offences, but evidence again suggested that the prison is performing reasonably well.
Top Gear, an automotive news magazine, has recognised the Vauxhall Astra as its new reasonably priced car for series 20.
The bank said that since the economy is reasonably strong, it does not expect the central bank to cut its reference interest rate before the second quarter of 2012.
Sure, I didn't have a great series against Australia in the summer, but I was hitting the ball reasonably well.
An investigatory stop exceeds constitutional bounds when police extend its duration beyond the time reasonably necessary under the circumstances that justified the initial stop," the ruling added.
There are showers forecast at least for today but, at this stage, we are reasonably hopeful to be racing.
9100-3, because he acted reasonably and in good faith and the government's interests would not be prejudiced.
A controlled services transaction occurs when a commonly controlled party undertakes an activity that gives another controlled party a reasonably identifiable increment of economic or commercial value ("benefit").
A camp that hosts adult programs may well determine it has greater likelihood of needing an AED than other camps; a camp that serves people with cardiac problems could reasonably anticipate needing an AED more than camps with noncardiac populations.
Participant contributions are considered to be plan assets as soon as they can be reasonably segregated from the employer's general assets, but not later than the 15th day of the month following the month in which the contributions are withheld.
Our products are reliable and easy-to-use and our services are insightful, expedient and reasonably priced.