Nativism Definition

nātĭ-vĭzəm
noun
The practice or policy of favoring native-born citizens as against immigrants.
Webster's New World
The revival or preservation of a native culture.
Webster's New World
The doctrine that the mind produces ideas that are not derived from external sources.
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The theory in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics that certain ideas or capacities are innate and form the basis for moral judgment, the acquiring of knowledge and language, etc.
Webster's New World
The definition of nativism is the favoring of people born in a particular place, over those who moved there.
An example of nativism is someone who will only date people who were born in the United States.
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Other Word Forms of Nativism

Noun

Singular:
nativism
Plural:
nativisms

Origin of Nativism

  • native +"Ž -ism

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