animatism

[an-uh-muh-tiz-uh m]
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noun

the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects and natural phenomena.

Origin of animatism

First recorded in 1895–1900; animate + -ism
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animatism

noun

the belief that inanimate objects have consciousness
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