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Definition of the adjective nativist

What does nativist mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. advocating the perpetuation of native societies
  2. of or relating to or advocating nativism

Definition of the noun nativist

What does nativist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: nativists

  1. a philosopher who subscribes to nativism
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: philosopher = a specialist in philosophy

Alternative definition of the noun nativist


  1. An advocate of nativism.

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Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

Children's understanding ofmaps has been approached from different theoretical perspectives: the nativist views,Piaget's theory, Vygotsky's theory,andthe cognitive perspective. Depending on the theorythey are basedon, theresearch and ...

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

Nativist. Reaction. Nativism is a term used to describe public attitudes and policy that favor native-born inhabitants over immigrants. It also encompasses a native defense of exclusive claims over and against the encroachment of aliens.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

The nativist position assumes that children are innately endowed with key knowledge that helps them break into the argument structure system: (1) syntactic categories suchas noun and verb, (2) semanticroles such as Agent and Patient,(3 ) ...

Google previewLatinos and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia (2016)

An Encyclopedia by José Luis Morín

The Southern Poverty Law Center characterizes “nativist extremist” groups as “ organizations that do not limit themselves to pushing for legislative change or more border patrols, but rather target suspected undocumented immigrants at work ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

The nativist theory rests on two assumptions: First, the linguistic input available from the environment is of such poor quality that the sample of possible utterances an infant learner receives is too sparse to explain the language knowledge the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2010)

by Andrew Robertson

Nativist Politics in the 1840s In politics ...

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Scrabble value of N1A1T1I1V4I1S1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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