[ek-oh-sen-triz-uh m, ee-koh-]


a philosophy or perspective that places intrinsic value on all living organisms and their natural environment, regardless of their perceived usefulness or importance to human beings.

Origin of ecocentrism

Related formsec·o·cen·tric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ecocentric



having a serious concern for environmental issuesecocentric management
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Word Origin and History for ecocentric

also eco-centric, by 1975, from eco- + -centric.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper