academic anthropologist (s) (noun)
, academic anthropologists (pl)
Those who are involved in the teaching about members of humanity at colleges and universities: Academic anthropologists do research; however, their objectives are usually more for the contributions they can make to the general knowledge people.
academic anthropology (s) (noun)
, academic anthropologies (pl)
Educational courses that involve the teaching about the comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development: Academic anthropology involves research about mankind throughout history and in modern times.
Africanthropus (s) (noun) (no plural)
The name given to a type of primitive hominid of the Pleistocene in Africa, known from remains of skull fragments found near Lake Njarasa (or Eyasi) in Tanzania.
American Institute of Philanthropy
The American Institute of Philanthropy
(AIP) is a nonprofit organization which was created by Daniel Borochoff in 1992 to address the continuing need for information regarding the financial efficiency, accountability, governance, and fundraising practices of charities.
Charity financial reporting can be inconsistent, unclear, and occasionally unethical or even fraudulent.
anthrobot (s) (noun)
, anthrobots (pl)
A "human robot" based on a design by Leonardo da Vinci which replicates the movements of muscles and joints like those of human beings.
When Leonardo constructed his anthrobot or robot in 1495, he could control it so it would walk, stand and sit, open and close it's mouth, and raise its arms. He could also control it so its head would move back and forth from side to side.
The term anthrobot ("human robot") was coined by Mark Rosheim, a specialist in robotics. Rosheim's interest and work in Leonardo's robot started when he read a book by Carlo Pedretti, an Italian scholar, who discovered Leonardo's lost notebook containing the robot named Codex Huygens in 1950. Rosheim then initiated his own in-depth research, which took about five years to complete.
anthropagogy (s) (noun)
, anthropagogies (pl)
1. A term referring to adult education or the universal education of human beings.
2. Etymology: from Greek anthropo, "human beings, mankind" + -agogy, "leader, to guide, teacher"
, more anthropic, most anthropic
1. Pertaining to humans or the period of their existence on earth: The anthropic
principle consists of theories that the universe is constrained by the need to allow for man's existence in it as an observer.
2. A reference to belonging to a human being; of a human sort: An anthropic
condition is concerned with or relating to human beings; for example, in geology, applied to the period of the deposits in which human remains are found.
The anthropic principle is the assertion that the presence of intelligent life on earth places limits on the many ways the universe could have developed and could have caused the conditions of temperature that prevail today.
anthropic principle (s) (noun)
, anthropic principles (pl)
1. A reasoning in cosmology which states that the present existence of life on earth implies certain limits on the ways that the early universe could have evolved.
2. The assertion that any life existing in a universe will impose conditions that significantly restrict the physical properties of that universe.
, more anthropical, most anthropical
1. Conveying a connection with, or an attachment to, human nature.
2. Relating to mankind or the period of mankind's existence on Earth: There are various theories regarding the anthropical way people have been living in this world through the centuries.
anthropinism (s), anthropinisms (pl) (noun forms)
1. The consideration of or regarding things in their relationships to mankind.
2. Thinking that everything is subordinate to humans, or of considering things in relation to mankind and the needs of humans and their destinies.
, more anthropinistic, most anthropinistic
A descriptive term for the consideration of things from a purely human viewpoint or only in their relationships to mankind.
anthropobiology (s) (noun)
, anthropobiologies (pl)
1. The study of the biologic relationships of humans as a species.
2. The biological study of human beings and the ape and monkey related primates.
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.
—Derived from "Honesty is the best policy";
Editorial in New Scientist; February 27, 2010; page 5.
anthropocentrality (s) (noun)
, anthropocentralities (pl)
A philosophy or worldview that puts human beings at the center of the universe or views them as the reason for creation: The professsor said that anthropocentrality is not a valid position because he doesn't consider people to be the only important things to consider on the Earth.
, more anthropocentric, most anthropocentric
1. Referring to humankind as the most important factor in all the existing matter and space: The anthropocentric conception is that people are the most significant entities or elements of the universe.
2. Descriptive of, or interpreting, natural events or conditions in terms of human values: Anthropocentric points of view involves seeing things by values and experiences; such as, the conditions of the environment are either good or bad.
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