world·​view | \ ˈwərl(d)-ˌvyü How to pronounce worldview (audio) \

Definition of worldview

: a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint

called also weltanschauung

Examples of worldview in a Sentence

The two groups have very different worldviews.
Recent Examples on the Web These days, Kanye is both the prophet and the victim of that oppressive worldview, with this album serving as his Book of Revelation. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 19 Nov. 2019 The world-beating rhythm section is augmented by Jones’ hypnotic riffs and Keenan’s skeptical worldview. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Ever-intense rock band Tool reaches peak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse," 3 Nov. 2019 So there is no denying that their worldview shapes the world. Jane Ratcliffe, Longreads, "‘I Was Being Used in Slivers and Slices’: On Feminism at Odds With Evangelical Faith," 24 Oct. 2019 Depending on your politics and worldview, any of these issues might be a top concern. The Christian Science Monitor, "There’s more to life than luck," 17 Sep. 2019 There was no productive role for class conflict in Wilson’s worldview, nor indeed for public education, charity schools, or town sanitation. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, "The World The Economist Made," 17 Dec. 2019 The initial seven-issue Klaus series was essentially a Batman Begins for Santa Claus; in Morrison’s uniquely magical worldview, this figure of Christmas mythology is essentially a superhero. Christian Holub,, "5 comics to read this December: Into the wintry woods," 4 Dec. 2019 As in Dickens’ story, she’s created a protagonist whose worldview has coalesced around money as the only reliable source of satisfaction in life. oregonlive, "‘A Xmas Cuento Remix’ offers a heartwarming story about redemption and the importance of familia," 2 Dec. 2019 Still, Rubio embraces Oren Cass’s technocratic notions, by which policymakers spend less time focusing on economic growth and more on social-engineering jobs that comport with Oren Cass’s worldview. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Marco Rubio’s Bizarre Turn against Capitalism," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of worldview

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Worldview.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of worldview

: the way someone thinks about the world

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