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 \ 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

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Recent Examples on the Web But take another step back and the picture is less anthropocentric and even more dire. David Gessner, Outside Online, "Are National Parks Really America's Best Idea?," 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, "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

History and Etymology for anthropocentric

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

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“Anthropocentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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