- an anthropomorphic conception or representation, as of a deity.
Origin of anthropomorphism
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Examples from the Web for anthropomorphism
To the Intermediatist, the accusation of "anthropomorphism" is meaningless.The Book of the Damned
And apparently the Bible countenanced their anthropomorphism.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
In anthropomorphism there are many errors, but there is one truth.
Its anthropomorphism is only, to unobservant minds, less apparent.
If thy predicates are anthropomorphisms, the subject of them is an anthropomorphism too.The Essence of Christianity
- the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphism
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- The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to nonhuman organisms or inanimate objects.
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The attributing of human characteristics and purposes to inanimate objects, animals, plants, or other natural phenomena, or to God. To describe a rushing river as “angry” is to anthropomorphize it.
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