- of or relating to human beings or their span of existence on earth.
Origin of anthropic
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Examples from the Web for anthropic
This observation has led to one of the most divisive points in modern physics: the anthropic principle.The 6 Smartest Ideas From Stephen Hawking's New Book
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Those in the lower of the anthropic layers consist of twenty-three species of quadrupeds and some bones of birds.The Meeting-Place of Geology and History</p>
Sir John William Dawson
But upon the loftier level of anthropic interests, less of harmony prevailed, and more of hot contention.Perlycross
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- of or relating to human beings
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Word Origin and History for anthropic
"pertaining to man," 1836, from Greek anthropikos "human," from anthropos "male human being, man" (see anthropo-). Related: Anthropical (1804).
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