animism


an·i·mism

noun \ˈan-ə-ˌmiz-əm\

Definition of ANIMISM

1
: a doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial spirit
2
: attribution of conscious life to nature or natural objects
an·i·mist \-məst\ noun
an·i·mis·tic \ˌan-ə-ˈmis-tik\ adjective

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