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[an-throp-ik] /ænˈθrɒp ɪk/
of or relating to human beings or their span of existence on earth.
Origin of anthropic
1795-1805; < Greek anthrōpikós human. See anthropo-, -ic Unabridged
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  • Eternal inflation, therefore, neatly disposes of the anthropic problem.
  • The residual forcing that predicts our observably increasing global temperature is, now uniquely, anthropic.
  • Sites can contain various forms of evidence including cultural features, artifacts, or anthropic soils.
  • The anthropic disturbances varied considerably as to type, intensity, and duration before and after the park was established.
  • The latest iteration of his theory provides a natural explanation for the anthropic principle.
  • Anyone who understands the anthropic principle should know that.
  • And it needn't be a big coincidence: the mediocrity principle can be opposed by the anthropic principle.
  • It can be explained by applying anthropic reasoning to scientists.
British Dictionary definitions for anthropic


of or relating to human beings
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Word Origin and History for anthropic

"pertaining to man," 1836, from Greek anthropikos "human," from anthropos "male human being, man" (see anthropo-). Related: Anthropical (1804).

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