world·​view ˈwərl(d)-ˌvyü How to pronounce worldview (audio)
: 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 Wisdom reflects an openness to experiences that expands one’s worldview and and allows a person to delve into even the most complex or uncomfortable inner experiences to fuel self-awareness. 2. Mark Travers, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Despite the loud megaphones, this disturbing worldview is held by a minority. WSJ, 28 Nov. 2023 Museums are a reflection of their eras and cultures, evolving over time to reflect dominant worldviews. Anne Wallentine, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 The two leaders have similar worldviews and similar political methods: neither of them cares much about democracy. Foreign Affairs, 10 Nov. 2023 Their increasing clout and angry worldview have hung over a year of spiraling violence in the West Bank. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 But a mysterious woman named Ash soon challenges his worldview, unlocking a potential of harmony rooted in a winding mythology of phoenixes and fire. Katie Bain, Billboard, 4 Oct. 2023 Today, scholars are also examining how cabinets of curiosities—specifically, the ways they were compiled and displayed—are tied to colonialist worldviews. Anne Wallentine, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 The show organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and hosted by the Democracy Center shares images, testimonials and interactive elements throughout its six sections that depict how bias can impact our worldview. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of worldview was in 1848

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“Worldview.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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