Anthropocene

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noun An·thro·po·cene \ˈan(t)-thrə-pə-ˌsēn, an-ˈthrä-\

Definition of Anthropocene

  1. :  the period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the Earth regarded as constituting a distinct geological age Most scientists agree that humans have had a hand in warming Earth's climate since the industrial revolution—some even argue that we are living in a new geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene. — Nature, 12 Feb. 2004

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Origin and Etymology of anthropocene

anthropo- + -cene


First Known Use: 2000


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