anthropic

adjective
an·​throp·​ic | \ an-ˈthrä-pik How to pronounce anthropic (audio) \
variants: or anthropical \ an-​ˈthrä-​pi-​kəl How to pronounce anthropic (audio) \

Definition of anthropic

: 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 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 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, 16 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of anthropic

circa 1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthropic

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

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“Anthropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthropic. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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