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  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 for worldview

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

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Historical Examples of worldview

  • 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


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


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

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