an·​dro·​cen·​tric ˌan-drə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce androcentric (audio)
: dominated by or emphasizing masculine interests or a masculine point of view compare gynocentric
androcentrism noun

Examples of androcentric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, contrary to what some people have imagined, the Eve theory has nothing to do with feminism, or with a reversal of androcentric biases that have permeated the history of anthropology. Stephen Jay Gould, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 And over the years, linguists and other social scientists have come up with a few ideas to combat it—to neutralize androcentric terminology and concepts. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History


andro- + -centric

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of androcentric was in 1890

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“Androcentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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