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anthropogenic

[ an-thruh-puh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective
caused or produced by humans: anthropogenic air pollution.
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Origin of anthropogenic

First recorded in 1885–90; anthropo- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropogenic

anthropogenic
/ (ˌænθrəpəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective
relating to anthropogenesis
created by people or caused by human activityanthropogenic pollution
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Scientific definitions for anthropogenic

anthropogenic
[ ăn′thrə-pə-jĕnĭk ]

Caused or influenced by humans. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is that portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is produced directly by human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, rather than by such processes as respiration and decay.
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