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

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Recent Examples on the Web Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Questions abound about how the various proposals intersect with anthropic reasoning and the infamous multiverse idea. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019

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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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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 16 Jan. 2021.

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