, more anthropocentrically, most anthropocentrically
1. Descriptive of considering people to be more important than anything else in the world: Most theological doctrines anthropocentrically consider mankind as the primary reason that God created the world and all of its other natural elements.
2. A reference to interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experiences: Conservationists usually point out that if people want to have an anthropocentrically harmonious environment, then they must acknowledge their personal responsibilities for what the future world will be like by what they are doing in the present.
anthropocentrism, anthropocentricism (s) (noun)
, anthropocentrisms, anthropocentricisms (pl)
1. An inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values: An anthropocentric view or doctrine centering on mankind and regarding humans as the central fact of the universe, to which all surrounding facts have reference; that is, relating to the belief that humans are the center of the universe.
2. A concept of the living world that rejects, as impossible or illusory, human attainment of a more universal point of view.
, anthropocentrists (pl) (nouns)
Those who regard humans as the central and most significant entities in the universe, or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.
anthropochore (s) (noun)
, anthropochores (pl)
Dispersal of organisms, such as seeds, as a result of human activity.
, more anthropochorous, most anthropochorous
Plants that are distributed by the actions of people.
anthropochory (s) (noun)
, anthropochories (pl)
1. Dispersal of plant or animal spores, seeds, etc., accidentally or otherwise, by humans because of the adherence to clothing or by throwing elements of fruit, etc., on the ground.
2. Dispersal of plant and animal disseminules by humans: Anthropochory involves seeds, fruits, spores, or other structures that are modified for distribution purposes of reproduction.
, more anthropodermic, most anthropodermic
Human skins used as book covers.
A book, L'Idolatrie Huguenotre (Huguenot Idolatry), which was published in 1608 in Leon, France by Louis Richeome, a Roman Catholic who attacked the Huguenots and Protestantism, exists at the University of Memphis, Tennessee. It is bound as an anthropodermic cover with the pages made of rag paper, the common type used during the 17th century.
The process of using anthropodermic bookbinding was common during the 17th century. While the anthropodermic binding resembles a leather substance more than skin these days, it still has a very odd texture.
The process of using anthropodermic covers lasted up until the middle of the 18th century.
European countries, and some in the Far East, were the main cultures that used the anthropodermic process, but is is not known to have been used in the United States.
It is said that anthropodermic binding was very common, mostly because human skin was inexpensive and widely available.
Someone has also mentioned another anthropodermic bound book in the Harvard Law Library titled Practicarum Quaestionum Circa Leges Regias Hispaniae.
anthropogenesis (s) (noun)
, anthropogeneses (pl)
1. The scientific study of mankind's origin or the development of the species of humankind: The anthropogenesis process of becoming human is used in somewhat different contexts in the fields of paleontology and paleoanthropology, archeology, philosophy, and theology.
, more anthropogenetic, most anthropogenetic
Pertaining to or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings.
, more anthropogenic, most anthropogenic
1. Pertaining to something that is produced by the presence or activities of people: In many cases, anthropogenic contributions indicate that twentieth-century greenhouse gas emissions increase the risk of floods occurring in various parts of the earth.
2. Relating to the origin and development of human beings.
anthropogenic emissions (pl) (noun) (plural used as a singulsr)
Describing conditions or phenomena in nature that occur mainly or entirely because of human influences; such as, acid rain.
anthropogenic heat (s) (noun)
, anthropogenic heats (pl)
The high temperature generated by humans or by their activities; such as, the heating and cooling of buildings, the operation of machinery, appliances, and transportation vehicles; as well as, various industrial and manufacturing processes.
, more anthropogenous, most anthropogenous
A reference to having the origin of activities of mankind; especially, referring to environmental changes that have resulted from the activities of humans.
anthropogeny (s) (noun)
, anthropogenies (pl)
1. An investigation of the origins of mankind: Anthropogeny is the study of what humans "gave birth to", according to its core definition, although there has been much confusion by those who do not really have an understanding of the word's origins.
2. The study of human generation or evolution: There are many other factors besides biological evolution that were involved; such as, climatic, geographic, ecological, social, and cultural ones.
anthropogeographer (s) (noun)
, anthropogeographers (pl)
Someone who specializes in the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere: The anthropogeographer investigates or does research about human activities as they affect and are affected by the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
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