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


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.

Origin of anthropocentric

First recorded in 1860–65; anthropo- + -centric

Related forms

an·thro·po·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb

Can be confused

anthropocentric anthropomorphic homocentric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anthropocentrically


/ (ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk) /


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

Derived Forms

anthropocentrism, noun
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Medicine definitions for anthropocentrically


[ ăn′thrə-pə-sĕntrĭk ]


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