- (Gk., man + centre) Any view magnifying the importance of human beings in the cosmos, e.g. by seeing it as created for our benefit. An account of a property such as that of a colour is anthropocentric if it incorporates an element relating possession of the property to the state of some observer in some conditions.
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Anthropocentric — An thro*po*cen tric, a. [Gr. ? man + ? center.] Assuming man as the center or ultimate end; applied to theories of the universe or of any part of it, as the solar system. Draper. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
anthropocentric — (adj.) regarding man as the center, 1855, from ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo ) + CENTRIC (Cf. centric). Related: Anthropocentrically … Etymology dictionary
anthropocentric — [an΄thrə pō΄sen′trik, an΄thrəpəsen′trik] adj. [ ANTHROPO + CENTRIC] 1. that considers humankind as the central focus, or final goal, of the universe 2. conceiving of everything in the universe in terms of human values … English World dictionary
anthropocentric — adjective Date: 1863 1. considering human beings as the most significant entity of the universe 2. interpreting or regarding the world in terms of human values and experiences • anthropocentrically adverb • anthropocentricity noun •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
anthropocentric — anthropocentrically, adv. /an threuh poh sen trik/, adj. 1. regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe. 2. assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe. 3. viewing and interpreting everything in terms of… … Universalium
anthropocentric — adjective Placing humans at the center of something, giving preference to humans above all other considerations … Wiktionary
anthropocentric — With a human bias; under the assumption that humans are the central fact of the universe. [anthropo + G. kentron, center] * * * an·thro·po·cen·tric (an″thrə po senґtrik) [anthropo + centric] with a human bias; considering human beings… … Medical dictionary
anthropocentric — adj. viewing man as the central element or purpose of the universe; viewing reality solely in terms of human experience … English contemporary dictionary
anthropocentric — adjective regarding humankind as the most important element of existence. Derivatives anthropocentrically adverb anthropocentrism noun … English new terms dictionary
anthropocentric — an·thro·po·cen·tric … English syllables