Sa·pir-Whorf hypothesis (sə-pîrʹwôrfʹ, -hwôrfʹ) n.
A hypothesis holding that the structure of a language affects the perceptions of reality of its speakers and thus influences their thought patterns and worldviews.
  [After Sapir, Edward, and Whorf, Benjamin Lee.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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