[ noh-uh-sfeer ]
/ ˈnoʊ əˌsfɪər /
the biosphere including and modified by such human activities as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, urbanization, and industrialization.
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Also called an·throp·o·sphere [an-throp-uh-sfeer, an-thruh-puh-] /ænˈθrɒp əˌsfɪər, ˈæn θrə pə-/ .
Origin of noosphere
First recorded in 1940–45; from French noösphere, from Greek nóo(s) “mind” + French sphère “globe”; see sphere
Words nearby noosphere
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British Dictionary definitions for noosphere
/ (ˈnəʊˌsfɪə) /
philosophy the part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, culture, and knowledge
Word Origin for noosphere
C20: from French noösphère, based on Greek noos mind
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