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English definition of “animism”

animism

noun [U] uk   /ˈæn.ɪ.mɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
the belief that all natural things, such as plants, animals, rocks, and thunder, have spirits and can influence human eventsReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefsPhilosophy
animist
noun [C], adjective uk   /-mɪst/ us  
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