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Definition of animism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    animism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈænəˌmɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1the belief that plants, objects, and natural things such as the weather have a living soul
  2. 2belief in a power that organizes and controls the universe
NAmE//‑mɪst//
 
noun
NAmE//ˌænəˈmɪstɪk//
 
adjective
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