animatism

animatism

[an-uh-muh-tiz-uhm]
noun
the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects and natural phenomena.

Origin:
1895–1900; animate + -ism

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animatism (ˈænɪməˌtɪzəm)
 
n
the belief that inanimate objects have consciousness

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