Definitions for nativismˈneɪ tɪˌvɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
na•tiv•ismˈneɪ tɪˌvɪz əm(n.)
the policy of protecting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
the policy or practice of preserving or reviving an indigenous culture.
the doctrine that certain knowledge, ideas, behavior, or capacities exist innately.
Category: Philosphy, Language/Linguistics, Psychology
Origin of nativism:
the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
(philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate
a policy of favoring native-born inhabitants over immigrants
the policy of perpetuating the culture of the natives of a colonised country
the doctrine that some skills or abilities are innate and not learned
the disposition to favor the native inhabitants of a country, in preference to immigrants from foreign countries
the doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind possesses forms of thought independent of sensation