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



BrE BrE//ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪk//
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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 Originearly 19th cent.: from Greek anthrōpomorphos (from anthrōpos ‘human being’ + morphē ‘form’) + -ic.
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