raison d'être

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raison d'être

The fundamental reason for something or someone to exist; the sole or most important purpose for someone or something. From French, literally "reason for being." I know it's something of a cliché, but my children really are my raison d'être. We've always prized serious social commentary as our magazine's raison d'être.
See also: raison
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his, your, etc. ˌraison ˈd’être

/%reIzQ~ "detr@; American English %reIzoUn/ (from French) the most important reason for somebody’s/something’s existence: Work seems to be her sole raison d’être.
The meaning of the French phrase is ‘reason for being’.
See also: raison
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Srinivas VS, Brooks MM, Detre KM, King SB, 3rd, Jacobs AK, Johnston J, Williams DO.
But "How to Catch Creation" shares many of the same thematic sentiments on parental and artistic legacies expressed in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical particularly the raison detre song "Children and Art."
It is unlikely that it will remain totally unregulated even if, unlike other technologies, their raison detre is to perate outside the scope of a regulatory framework," he said, adding that cryptocurrencies will flourish whilst continuing to be a special category of speculative and legally unsecure assets, until they become, very soon, apprehended by judges and legislators.
An early investigation conducted by Detre T et al in 1966 on psychiatric inpatients found that 83% of 12 acutely ill schizophrenia patients and 47% of 17 patients with chronic psychosis had at least one type of sleep complaint.
Javed Jabbar without being impolite or abrasive, asked me to prepare a presentation highlighting the raison detre for the status quo and suggest remedial action.
Trained by Eric Libaud for Jacques Detre, Vision D'Etat won ten of his 17 races, including the Prix du Jockey, Prix Ganay, Prince of Wales's Stakes and Hong Kong Cup.
Immediately after the duo of Professor Ayo Olukotun and Femi Olukunle of Nigerian Tribune announced the presence of guests, the Executive Director, Dr Awolowo Dosumu, took charge by intimating the audience with the raison detre of the event.
Detre, "Reduced transit-time sensitivity in noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging of human cerebral blood flow," Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, vol.
Detre, "Magnetic resonance perfusion imaging in acute ischemic stroke using continuous arterial spin labeling," Stroke, vol.
Turning to the Conference on Disarmament (CD), he expressed regret that it had fallen short of expectations in fulfilling its raison detre of nuclear disarmament.
[17] Fernandez-Seara MA, Techawiboonwong A, Detre JA, et al., "MR susceptometry for measuring global brain oxygen extraction," Magn Reson Med, 55:967-73, 2006.
Some authors point out that patients with type I BD usually have more addictive behaviours (Merikangas et al., 2008) but other authors mention that addicted patients are more likely to have hypomanic or mixed symptoms (Do & Mezuk, 2013; Himmelhoch, Mulla, Neil, Detre & Kupfer, 1976; Keller et al., 1986; Mazza et al., 2009).
(21.) Alsop DC, Detre JA, Golay X, Gunther M, Hendrikse J, Hernandez-Garcia L, et al.