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belief meaning

EN[bɪˈliːf]
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WBelief
  • Belief is a mental representation, treated in various academic disciplines, especially philosophy and psychology,
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  • NounPLbeliefsPREbel-
    1. Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
      1. Her belief is that this is/is not the case. ‎
    2. Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
      1. My belief is that there is a bear in the woods. Bill said he saw one. ‎
      2. Based on this data, it is our belief that X does not occur. ‎
    3. NC Something believed.
      1. The ancient people have a belief in many deities. ‎
    4. NU The quality or state of believing.
      1. My belief that it will rain tomorrow is strong. ‎
    5. NU Religious faith.
      1. She often said it was her belief that carried her through the hard times. ‎
    6. (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
      1. I can't do that. It's against my beliefs. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • It was his belief in his father's indifference or dislike that hardened and imbruted him; it is only when he hears how that father loved him that I now melt his pride and curb his passions.
      • I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster.
      • Aristotle argued the law of non-triviality was an inevitable belief for all people because denying it is not possible if a person is going to behave in a discriminating way.

Meaning of belief for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "belief" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Definiteness: Level 9
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