nativism


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na·tiv·ism

 (nā′tĭ-vĭz′əm)
n.
1. A sociopolitical policy, especially in the United States in the 1800s, favoring the interests of established inhabitants over those of immigrants.
2. The reestablishment or perpetuation of native cultural traits, especially in opposition to acculturation.
3. Philosophy The doctrine that the mind produces ideas that are not derived from external sources.

na′tiv·ist n.
na′tiv·is′tic adj.

nativism

(ˈneɪtɪˌvɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US the policy of favouring the natives of a country over the immigrants
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol the policy of protecting and reaffirming native tribal cultures in reaction to acculturation
3. (Philosophy) the doctrine that the mind and its capacities are innately structured and that much knowledge is innate
ˈnativist n, adj
ˌnativˈistic adj

na•tiv•ism

(ˈneɪ tɪˌvɪz əm)

n.
1. the policy of protecting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
2. the policy or practice of preserving or reviving an indigenous culture.
3. the doctrine that certain knowledge, ideas, behavior, or capacities exist innately.
[1835–45, Amer.]
na′tiv•ist, n., adj.
na`tiv•is′tic, adj.

nativism

the belief that the human brain is capable of spontaneous or innate ideas. See also foreigners. — nativist, n.nativistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the custom or policy of favoring native-born citizens over immigrants, as in the awarding of government jobs. See also philosophy. — nativist, n.nativistic, adj.
See also: Foreigners
the custom or policy of favoring nativeborn citizens over immigrants, as in the awarding of government jobs. See also philosophy. — nativist, n. — nativistic, adj.
See also: Nationalism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nativism - the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
social policy - a policy of for dealing with social issues
2.nativism - (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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