- n. belief that inanimate objects, etc., have personality and will, but not soul.
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animatism — animatísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … Dicționar Român
animatism — [an′i mə tiz΄əm] n. the belief that inanimate things have consciousness or personality … English World dictionary
Animatism — For the prog music band from Poznań, Poland, see Animatism (band). Animatism is a term coined by Edward Burnett Tylor to refer to the belief of certain cultures in supernatural forces and powers. These forces are inanimate and impersonal, which… … Wikipedia
animatism — /an euh meuh tiz euhm/, n. the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects and natural phenomena. [1895 1900; ANIMATE + ISM] * * * … Universalium
animatism — noun The belief that everything is pervaded with a life force giving each inanimate object a consciousness or personality, but not a soul as in animism … Wiktionary
animatism — Attribution of mental or spiritual qualities to both living beings and nonliving things. SEE ALSO: animism. * * * an·i·mat·ism an ə mə .tiz əm n attribution of consciousness and personality but not of individual spirit to such natural phenomena… … Medical dictionary
animatism — The explanation, proffered by some early anthropologists, of primitive religion as resulting from a sense of wonder at unusual natural objects (for example volcanoes) or the unusual behaviour of such objects (exceptional waterfalls and the like) … Dictionary of sociology
animatism — an·i·mat·ism … English syllables
animatism — /ˈænəmətɪzəm/ (say anuhmuhtizuhm) noun the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects … Australian English dictionary
animatism — noun the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones • Derivationally related forms: ↑animatistic • Hypernyms: ↑attribution, ↑ascription … Useful english dictionary