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androcentric

[an-druh-sen-trik]
adjective
  1. centered on, emphasizing, or dominated by males or masculine interests: an androcentric society; an androcentric religion.
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Origin of androcentric

1900–05; andro- + -centric, on the model of ethnocentric
Related formsan·dro·cen·trism, nounan·dro·cen·trist, noun
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Examples from the Web for androcentric

Historical Examples

  • We have been much misled as to warfare by our androcentric literature.

    Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Some read the genderless world as androcentric, because the generic human being it affirmed had a rather masculine bent.

  • During this period we have had almost universally what is here called an Androcentric Culture.

  • This is a peculiarly happy and condensed expression of the relative position of women during our androcentric culture.

  • Our androcentric culture is so shown to have been, and still to be, a masculine culture in excess, and therefore undesirable.


British Dictionary definitions for androcentric

androcentric

adjective
  1. having or regarding man or the male sex as central or primary
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Derived Formsandrocentrism, noun
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Word Origin and History for androcentric

adj.

1887, from andro- + -centric.

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