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[wurld-vyoo] /ˈwɜrldˌvyu/
Origin of world-view
1855-60; translation of German Weltanschauung Unabridged
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Examples from the web for worldview
  • People graze all day on information tailored to their existing worldview.
  • Biologists are also drawn to the computational worldview.
  • The way you do that, the story or narrative you tell, is your worldview.
  • In fact that opinion is more in line with the religious, magical worldview that you decry.
  • It comes down to a change in lifestyle and worldview.
  • They were targeted at the worldview offered by quantum theory rather than its predictive power.
  • It is a fundamental part of your worldview that government can do nothing right.
  • If there were many newspapers in town, one would try them all for a while and settle on one that best fit one's prior worldview.
  • It can't not change your worldview-and it obviously changed his in a way that has been controversial for a lot of people.
  • Someone who has a scientific worldview can actually get more appreciation from nature than someone with a religious worldview.
British Dictionary definitions for worldview


another word for Weltanschauung
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for worldview

1858, from world + view (n.); translating German weltanschauung.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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