n. pl. Welt·an·schau·ungs or Welt·an·schau·ung·en (-ng-ən)
[German : Welt, world (from Middle High German wërlt, from Old High German weralt; see wī-ro- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + Anschauung, view (from Middle High German anschouwunge, observation, mystical contemplation : an-, on, at from Old High German ana-; see ANLAGE + schouwunge, look, from schouwen, to look at, from Old High German scouwōn).]
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