anthropic

adjective

an·​throp·​ic an-ˈthrä-pik How to pronounce anthropic (audio)
variants or anthropical
: of or relating to human beings or the period of their existence on earth

Examples of anthropic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With natural habitats disappearing all the time, finding a way to shelter within anthropic culture might be a good strategy. Rebecca Giggs, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 Weinberg largely avoided the many boring diatribes surrounding the anthropic principle that followed, contenting himself with having pragmatically used anthropic reasoning to make a correct prediction about nature. Quanta Magazine, 12 Aug. 2021 That's one of the reasons people are willing to take anthropic arguments seriously. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2011 Weinberg largely avoided the many boring diatribes surrounding the anthropic principle that followed, contenting himself with having pragmatically used anthropic reasoning to make a correct prediction about nature. Quanta Magazine, 12 Aug. 2021 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 The question is the anthropic effect on global warming, and that, obviously, is still a matter of discussion. Jim Daley, Scientific American, 7 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Greek anthrōpikós "human," from ánthrōpos "human being" + -ikos -ic entry 1 — more at anthropo-

First Known Use

circa 1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anthropic was circa 1806

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“Anthropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthropic. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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