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worldview

Definition of Worldview

(noun) The way an individual or group thinks about and interprets the world around them.

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Worldview Pronunciation

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Syllabification: world·view

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: worldviews
  • Variant spellings:
    • world view
    • world-view

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Cite the Definition of Worldview

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “worldview.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

worldview. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “worldview.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“worldview.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/worldview/>.