anthropocentric

[ an-thruh-poh-sen-trik ]
/ ˌæn θrə poʊˈsɛn trɪk /

adjective

regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe.
assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM anthropocentric

an·thro·po·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH anthropocentric

anthropocentric anthropomorphic homocentric
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropocentric

anthropocentric
/ (ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk) /

adjective

regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe

Derived forms of anthropocentric

anthropocentrism, noun
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Medical definitions for anthropocentric

anthropocentric
[ ăn′thrə-pə-sĕntrĭk ]

adj.

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