world view

world view
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world-view n [C usually singular]
someone's opinions and attitudes relating to the world and things in general
the limited nineteenth-century world view

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • world view — world views also world view N COUNT: with supp A person s world view is the way they see and understand the world, especially regarding issues such as politics, philosophy, and religion. ...their Christian world view... Many artists express their …   English dictionary

  • world view — noun count the way that someone sees and understands world events, especially in relation to their religious or political beliefs and ideas: a conservative world view …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • World view — A comprehensive world view (or worldview) is a term calqued from the German word Weltanschauung (Audio IPA|De Weltanschauung.ogg| [ˈvɛlt.ʔanˌʃaʊ.ʊŋ] ) Welt is the German word for world , and Anschauung is the German word for view or outlook. It… …   Wikipedia

  • world view — noun a comprehensive view of the world and human life • Syn: ↑Weltanschauung • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑view, ↑perspective • Hyponyms: ↑clockwork universe * * * nou …   Useful english dictionary

  • world-view — /werrld vyooh /, n. Weltanschauung. [1855 60; trans. of G WELTANSCHAUUNG] * * * worldˈ view noun Outlook on or attitude to the world or life • • • Main Entry: ↑world * * * world view «WURLD VYOO», noun. view of life; Weltanschauung. ╂[tr …   Useful english dictionary

  • world view — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms world view : singular world view plural world views the way that someone sees and understands world events, especially in relation to their religious or political beliefs and ideas …   English dictionary

  • world-view — see world view …   English dictionary

  • world-view — world outlook, one s point of view of the world around …   English contemporary dictionary

  • world view — noun a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world …   English new terms dictionary

  • world view — /ˈwɜld vju/ (say werld vyooh) noun the philosophy of an individual, a group or a people, with an interpretation of world history or civilisation; Weltanschauung. Also, worldview …   Australian-English dictionary

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