anthropomorphic

or an·thro·po·mor·phous

[ an-thruh-puh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fɪk /

adjective

ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity.
resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.

Origin of anthropomorphic

First recorded in 1820–30; anthropo- + -morphic
Related formsan·thro·po·mor·phi·cal·ly, an·thro·po·mor·phous·ly, adverb
Can be confusedanthropocentric anthropomorphic homocentric
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphic

anthropomorphic

/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to anthropomorphism
resembling the human form
Derived Formsanthropomorph, nounanthropomorphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphic

anthropomorphic


adj.

1806, from anthropomorphous + -ic. Originally in reference to regarding God or gods as having human form and human characteristics; of animals and other things from 1858; the sect of the Antropomorfites is mentioned in English from mid-15c. (see anthropomorphite).

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