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anthropomorphic

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

ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity: Much has been written on the anthropomorphic qualities of the God of the Hebrew Scriptures.Children especially love anthropomorphic tales where talking animal friends have exciting adventures.
resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.

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Also an·thro·po·mor·phous [an-thruh-puh-mawr-fuhs] /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fəs/ .

Origin of anthropomorphic

First recorded in 1820–30; anthropo- + -morphic

OTHER WORDS FROM anthropomorphic

an·thro·po·mor·phi·cal·ly, an·thro·po·mor·phous·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH anthropomorphic

anthropocentric, anthropomorphic
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphic

anthropomorphic
/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to anthropomorphism
resembling the human form

Derived forms of anthropomorphic

anthropomorph, nounanthropomorphically, adverb
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