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noun [countable] raison d’être pronunciation in British English /ˌreɪzɒ̃ ˈdetrə/
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singularraison d’être
pluralraisons d’être
  1. 1
    the reason why something exists or is considered to be important

    Sharing problems with others is the group’s raison d’être.

  2. 2
    the main purpose of someone’s life

    Looking after her grandchildren seemed to be her whole raison d’être.

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… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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