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

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Other Words from anthropocentric

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

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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, "Shrinking Bat DNA and Elastic Genomes," 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, "Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’," 21 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of anthropocentric

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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