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  1. regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe.
  2. assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe.
  3. viewing and interpreting everything in terms of human experience and values.
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Origin of anthropocentric

First recorded in 1860–65; anthropo- + -centric
Related formsan·thro·po·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedanthropocentric anthropomorphic homocentric
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropocentric


  1. regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe
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Derived Formsanthropocentrism, noun
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Word Origin and History for anthropocentric


"regarding man as the center," 1855, from anthropo- + -centric. Related: Anthropocentrically.

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anthropocentric in Medicine


  1. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.
  2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.
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