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anthropogenic

[ an-thruh-puh-jen-ik ]

adjective

  1. caused or produced by humans:

    anthropogenic air pollution.



anthropogenic

/ ˌænθrəpəʊˈdʒɛnɪk /

adjective

  1. relating to anthropogenesis
  2. created by people or caused by human activity

    anthropogenic pollution



anthropogenic

/ ăn′thrə-pə-jĕnĭk /

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of anthropogenic1

First recorded in 1885–90; anthropo- + -genic

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Example Sentences

Such anthropogenic aerosols now account for about one in every 10 aerosols in the atmosphere.

First, they needed to show exactly how much anthropogenic warming had shifted temperatures around Lake Palcacocha.

That’s shockingly early in most people’s view of when anthropogenic climate change became an issue.

They might have some kind of anthropogenic feature, like fences, or roads, or buildings.

Over many thousands of years, the group states, “dogs have evolved to survive in the anthropogenic environment.”

Over 900 peer-reviewed scientific articles have adduced evidence that anthropogenic climate change is real.

Only 27 percent accept the scientific consensus that anthropogenic climate change is real.

Tickets will be free, but anyone who has ever denied anthropogenic climate change will be automatically denied a boarding pass.

The overwhelming evidence points to the reality of anthropogenic global warming.

Bjorn, what do you think of the American "conservative" politicians who deny that anthropogenic warming exists?

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