Whorfian hypothesis

noun Whorf·ian hypothesis \ˈwȯr-fē-ən-, ˈhwȯr-\

Definition of Whorfian hypothesis

  1. :  a theory in linguistics: one's language determines one's conception of the world

Origin and Etymology of whorfian hypothesis

Benjamin Lee Whorf †1941 American anthropologist

First Known Use: 1954

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