anthropocentric

adjective
an·​thro·​po·​cen·​tric | \ˌan(t)-thrə-pə-ˈsen-trik \

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 \ adverb
anthropocentricity \ -​pō-​(ˌ)sen-​ˈtri-​sə-​tē \ noun
anthropocentrism \ -​ˈsen-​ˌtri-​zəm \ noun

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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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