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n. pl. Welt·an·schau·ungs or Welt·an·schau·ung·en (-o͝ong-ən)
[German : Welt, world (from Middle High German wërlt, from Old High German weralt; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots) + 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).]
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(Philosophy) a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe
[from Welt world + Anschauung view]
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a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.
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A German word meaning world view, used to mean someone’s philosophy of life.
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|Noun||1.||Weltanschauung - a comprehensive view of the world and human life|
perspective, view, position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
clockwork universe - the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
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