an·​dro·​cen·​tric | \ ˌan-drə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce androcentric (audio) \

Definition of androcentric

: dominated by or emphasizing masculine interests or a masculine point of view — compare gynocentric

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androcentrism \ ˌan-​drə-​ˈsen-​ˌtri-​zəm How to pronounce androcentrism (audio) \ noun

Examples of androcentric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Actually, Gender-Neutral Pronouns Can Change a Culture," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of androcentric

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Androcentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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