Recent Examples of anthropomorphism from the Web
That notion didn’t always hold sway, and in some ways corrected the excessive anthropomorphism of the 19th century, when such august figures as Charles Darwin ruminated on the maternal affections of starfish and earwigs.
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Origin and Etymology of anthropomorphism
First Known Use: 1650
Medical Definition of anthropomorphism
: an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics—compare theriomorphism
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