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 For the better part of our history, the worldview has been that of men. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 18 May 2022 One way to avoid confirmation bias—meaning your expectations are rooted in believing your worldview is definitive, also known as solipsism—is by arguing against your own beliefs. Kenneth R. Rosen, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 His worldview, his accent, his conservatism and his life rhythms were set in Russell, Kan., far from metropolitan America and deep in grain country. David M. Shribman, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 This bad thing is ultimately what leads to their death and shakes up the protagonist's worldview. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 29 Apr. 2022 This worldview is increasingly incorporating ideas from the anti-vaccine movement, some of them preceding the COVID-19 outbreak, even as the virus has receded and COVID-19 restrictions have eased. Charles Homans,, 20 Mar. 2022 There is no room in this worldview for an expansionist Russia. Laura Jedeed, The New Republic, 26 Feb. 2022 As a window into this worldview, Meisels directed THR to an Instagram account with more than 272,000 followers called Street People of Los Angeles. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Feb. 2022 For Selin, a narrator who treats course descriptions as manifestos, this portends a drastic shift in worldview and sensibility. Jennifer Wilson, The Atlantic, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of worldview

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of worldview was in 1848

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21 May 2022

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“Worldview.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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