caused or produced by humans: anthropogenic air pollution.

Origin of anthropogenic

First recorded in 1885–90; anthropo- + -genic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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relating to anthropogenesis
created by people or caused by human activityanthropogenic pollution
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Word Origin and History for anthropogenic

1889, from anthropogeny + -ic.

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anthropogenic in Science



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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