noun \ˈan-ə-mə-ˌtiz-əm\

Definition of ANIMATISM

: attribution of consciousness and personality but not of individual spirit to such natural phenomena as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to such objects as plants and stones—compare animism
an·i·ma·tis·tic \ˌan-ə-mə-ˈtis-tik\ adjective

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