[ bahy-oh-sen-triz-uhm ]

  1. the view or principle that all life forms have inherent value and significance, and should therefore be given serious consideration in determining the moral or ethical value of a course of action.: Compare anthropocentrism (def. 2).

  2. a cosmological theory that regards conscious, organic observers as the basis rather than the by-product of the universe, holding that their biological patterns of perception and information processing effectively determine the universe’s space-time structure and its key physical constants.: Compare anthropocentrism (def. 1).

Origin of biocentrism

First recorded in 1930–35; biocentr(ic) + -ism

Words Nearby biocentrism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023