world view


world view
world views
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A person's world view is the way they see and understand the world, especially regarding issues such as politics, philosophy, and religion.

...their Christian world view...

Many artists express their world view in their work.


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  • world view — n [C usually singular] someone s opinions and attitudes relating to the world and things in general ▪ the limited nineteenth century world view …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • world view — noun count the way that someone sees and understands world events, especially in relation to their religious or political beliefs and ideas: a conservative world view …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • World view — A comprehensive world view (or worldview) is a term calqued from the German word Weltanschauung (Audio IPA|De Weltanschauung.ogg| [ˈvɛlt.ʔanˌʃaʊ.ʊŋ] ) Welt is the German word for world , and Anschauung is the German word for view or outlook. It… …   Wikipedia

  • world view — noun a comprehensive view of the world and human life • Syn: ↑Weltanschauung • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑view, ↑perspective • Hyponyms: ↑clockwork universe * * * nou …   Useful english dictionary

  • world-view — /werrld vyooh /, n. Weltanschauung. [1855 60; trans. of G WELTANSCHAUUNG] * * * worldˈ view noun Outlook on or attitude to the world or life • • • Main Entry: ↑world * * * world view «WURLD VYOO», noun. view of life; Weltanschauung. ╂[tr …   Useful english dictionary

  • world view — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms world view : singular world view plural world views the way that someone sees and understands world events, especially in relation to their religious or political beliefs and ideas …   English dictionary

  • world-view — see world view …   English dictionary

  • world-view — world outlook, one s point of view of the world around …   English contemporary dictionary

  • world view — noun a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world …   English new terms dictionary

  • world view — /ˈwɜld vju/ (say werld vyooh) noun the philosophy of an individual, a group or a people, with an interpretation of world history or civilisation; Weltanschauung. Also, worldview …   Australian English dictionary