anthropic

[ an-throp-ik ]
/ ænˈθrɒp ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to human beings or their span of existence on earth.

Nearby words

  1. anthraquinone dye,
  2. anthrax,
  3. anthro,
  4. anthro-,
  5. anthrop.,
  6. anthropic principle,
  7. anthropo-,
  8. anthropocene,
  9. anthropocentric,
  10. anthropocentricity

Also an·throp·i·cal.

Origin of anthropic

First recorded in 1795–1805, anthropic is from the Greek word anthrōpikós human. See anthropo-, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for anthropic

anthropic

/ (ænˈθrɒpɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to human beings
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Word Origin and History for anthropic

anthropic

adj.

"pertaining to man," 1836, from Greek anthropikos "human," from anthropos "male human being, man" (see anthropo-). Related: Anthropical (1804).

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