animatism


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an·i·mat·ism

(an'i-mă-tizm),
Attribution of mental or spiritual qualities to both living beings and nonliving things.
See also: animism.

animatism

An obsolete term for the ascribing of life forces to inanimate objects—i.e., gaiaism.

animatism

(ăn′ĭ-mă-tĭzm) [ animate + -ism]
Attribution of, an impersonal consciousness to everything in nature, animate and inanimate.
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