from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See worldview.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lit., world view; a conception of the course of events in, and of the purpose of, the world as a whole, forming a philosophical view or apprehension of the universe; the general idea embodied in a cosmology.
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- n. a comprehensive view of the world and human life
German : Welt, world (from Middle High German wërlt, from Old High German weralt) + Anschauung, view (from Middle High German anschouwunge, observation, mystical contemplation : an-, on, at from Old High German ana-; see anlage + schouwunge, look from schouwen, to look at, from Old High German scouwōn).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)