Definition of Lebenswelt in US English:

Lebenswelt

noun

Philosophy
  • The totality of a person's or society's immediate or everyday experiences, interactions, etc., especially as considered to underlie a subconscious, presupposed, or unreflective understanding of the nature of human knowledge and existence.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Philosophical and Phenomenological Research. From German Lebenswelt.