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world-view

[wurld-vyoo]
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noun
  1. Weltanschauung.
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Origin of world-view

First recorded in 1855–60; translation of German Weltanschauung
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Related Words

perspective, viewpoint, position, view, cosmology, underpinnings, posture, standpoint, angle, slant, understanding

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  • Social institutions and mores were adapted to reflect the preferences, inclinations, values, goals and worldview of the new elite.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


British Dictionary definitions for worldview

world-view

noun
  1. another word for Weltanschauung
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Word Origin and History for worldview

n.

1858, from world + view (n.); translating German weltanschauung.

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