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SHAMANISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does shamanism mean? 

SHAMANISM (noun)
  The noun SHAMANISM has 2 senses:

1. any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
2. an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans

  Familiarity information: SHAMANISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHAMANISM (noun)


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Meaning:

Any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("shamanism" is a kind of...):

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)


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Meaning:

An animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

Asian shamanism; shamanism

Hypernyms ("shamanism" is a kind of...):

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)


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