anthropomorphism

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noun an·thro·po·mor·phism \-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of anthropomorphism

  1. :  an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics :  humanization Children's stories have a long tradition of anthropomorphism.

anthropomorphist

play \-fist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of anthropomorphism

see anthropomorphic


First Known Use: 1650


Medical Dictionary

anthropomorphism

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noun an·thro·po·mor·phism \ˌan(t)-thrə-pə-ˈmȯr-ˌfiz-əm\

Medical Definition of anthropomorphism

  1. :  an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics—compare theriomorphism

anthropomorphic

\-fik\play adjective

anthropomorphically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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