Worldview meaning

wûrldvyo͝o
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A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.
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One's personal view of the world and how one interprets it.
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The definition of a worldview is an overall way of looking at the world.

A person who is cheerful and and optimistic about everything is someone who might be described as having a positive worldview.

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The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
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A comprehensive, esp. personal, philosophy or conception of the world and of human life.
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The totality of one's beliefs about reality.
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A general philosophy or view of life.

The Elizabethan worldview differs from a modern worldview.

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Origin of worldview

  • Translation of German Weltanschauung

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A calque of German Weltanschauung, a compound of Welt (“world") + Anschauung (“view/outlook").

    From Wiktionary