diffusionist

noun dif·fu·sion·ist \ -ˈfyü-zhə-nəst \

Definition of diffusionist

: 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

Origin and Etymology of diffusionist

diffusion + 1-ist, after earlier diffusionist, adjective, and diffusionism (probably after German Diffusionismus)


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