noun. the spirit of the times . It refers to a form of supraindividual mind at work in the world and developed in the cultural world view which pervades the ideas, outlooks, and emotions of a specific culture in a particular historical period.

ZEITGEIST: "The term "zeitgeist" was coined by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, a German philosopher."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ZEITGEIST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/zeitgeist/ (accessed October 17, 2021).