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anthropocene (s) (noun), anthropocenes (pl)
1. A term used to describe the current geological period, starting from the 18th century when human activities started to impact global climate and ecosystems.
2. The epoch in which human activity has been shaping, or developing, the environment of the earth.
3. An age in which humans have been perturbing (greatly disturbing or impacting) many of the earth's natural systems, from the water cycle to the acidity of the oceans.
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Editorial in New Scientist; February 27, 2010; page 5.