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animatism (AN im uh tiz" uhm) (s) (noun), animatisms (pl)
1. The belief that lifeless things have consciousness or personality: Some people think that wind and stones have an individuality and an erratic behavior although this animatism is not supported in any way!
2. The ascription of psychic qualities to non living as well as living objects: Animatism is the assigning of some mystic standards or values to inert or even living things.
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