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

Also an·throp·i·cal.

Origin of anthropic

First recorded in 1795–1805, anthropic is from the Greek word anthrōpikós human. See anthropo-, -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of anthropic

Historical Examples of anthropic

  • Those in the lower of the anthropic layers consist of twenty-three species of quadrupeds and some bones of birds.

  • But upon the loftier level of anthropic interests, less of harmony prevailed, and more of hot contention.


    R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for anthropic



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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper