diffusionist

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noun dif·fu·sion·ist \-ˈfyü-zhə-nəst\

Definition of diffusionist

  1. :  an anthropologist who emphasizes the role of diffusion in the history of culture rather than independent invention or discovery

diffusionism

play \-ˈfyü-zhə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

diffusionist

adjective

1920

First Known Use of diffusionist

1920

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