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Weltanschauung

[velt-ahn-shou-oo ng]
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noun German.
  1. a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.
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Origin of Weltanschauung

literally, world-view
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Weltanschauung

noun
  1. a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe
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Word Origin

from Welt world + Anschauung view
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Word Origin and History for weltanschauung

n.

1868, from German Weltanschauung, from welt "world" (see world) + anschauung "perception" (related to English show).

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