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Definition of anthropomorphic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

anthropomorphic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪk//
 
Linguistic devices
 
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(of beliefs or ideas) treating gods, animals or objects as if they had human qualities an explanation of animal behaviour in anthropomorphic terms See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Greek anthrōpomorphos (from anthrōpos ‘human being’ + morphē ‘form’) + -ic.
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