animism

noun an·i·mism \ ˈa-nə-ˌmi-zəm \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of animism

1 :a doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial spirit
2 :attribution of conscious life to objects in and phenomena of nature or to inanimate objects
3 :belief in the existence of spirits separable from bodies

animist

play \-mist\ noun

animistic

play \ˌa-nə-ˈmis-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of animism

German Animismus, from Latin anima soul


ANIMISM Defined for English Language Learners

animism

noun

Definition of animism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that all plants, animals, and objects have spirits


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animism

noun an·i·mism \ ˈan-ə-ˌmiz-əm \

medical 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

animist

play \-məst\ noun

animistic

play \ˌan-ə-ˈmis-tik\ adjective

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