Nativism meaning

nātĭ-vĭzəm
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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(chiefly US) A policy of favoring native-born inhabitants over immigrants.
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A sociopolitical policy, especially in the United States in the 1800s, favoring the interests of established inhabitants over those of immigrants.
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(philosophy) The doctrine that the mind produces ideas that are not derived from external sources.
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The practice or policy of favoring native-born citizens as against immigrants.
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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.
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The reestablishment or perpetuation of native cultural traits, especially in opposition to acculturation.
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The policy of perpetuating the culture of the natives of a colonised country.
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(philosophy) The doctrine that some skills or abilities are innate and not learned.
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The revival or preservation of a native culture.
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Origin of nativism

  • native +"Ž -ism

    From Wiktionary