an·​thro·​po·​cen·​tric | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-pə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce anthropocentric (audio) \

Definition of anthropocentric

1 : considering human beings as the most significant entity of the universe
2 : interpreting or regarding the world in terms of human values and experiences

Other Words from anthropocentric

anthropocentrically \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​pə-​ˈsen-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anthropocentric (audio) \ adverb
anthropocentricity \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​pō-​(ˌ)sen-​ˈtri-​sə-​tē How to pronounce anthropocentric (audio) \ noun
anthropocentrism \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​pō-​ˈsen-​ˌtri-​zəm How to pronounce anthropocentric (audio) \ noun

Examples of anthropocentric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Contrary to our anthropocentric view of the world in which humans are deemed more important than other living beings, the Sápara see themselves as part of nature. Nicole Heimann, Forbes, 1 June 2022 The costs related to forests and other non-anthropocentric ecosystems are almost absent. Sahana Ghosh, Quartz, 10 May 2022 The Tahoe bears are almost too on the nose: Gushing over animals driven to extremes fits with our anthropocentric attitude toward wildlife. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 16 July 2021 In short, social learning does give an edge to anticipatory, holistic, egalitarian, and non-anthropocentric planning processes and decisions that favor continual quality of skill-building for all. Amandeep Midha, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Plus, if applied with suitable leverage and departmental support, this is a force strong enough to counterbalance the historical tendency toward anthropocentric and ethnocentric approaches that tend to advantage narrow learner self-interest. Amandeep Midha, Forbes, 18 May 2021 But take another step back and the picture is less anthropocentric and even more dire. David Gessner, Outside Online, 6 Aug. 2020 Her reaction mimicked the befuddlement of countless anthropocentric minds who have puzzled over this discrepancy since scientists began comparing species’ genomes more than 70 years ago. Quanta Magazine, 1 Aug. 2017 Why some parrots thrive in anthropocentric landscapes while others are on the cusp of oblivion has yet to be determined. Natalie Angier, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of anthropocentric

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anthropocentric

anthropo- + -centric, perhaps after German anthropocentrisch (later anthropozentrisch)

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