anthropocentric

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anthropocentric

[an-thruh-poh-sen-trik]
adjective
1.
regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe.
2.
assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe.
3.
viewing and interpreting everything in terms of human experience and values.

Origin:
1860–65; anthropo- + -centric

anthropocentrically, adverb

anthropocentric, anthropomorphic, homocentric.
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anthropocentric (ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
 
adj
regarding man as the most important and central factor in the universe
 
anthropo'centrism
 
n

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anthropocentric
"regarding man as the center," 1863, from anthropo- + -centric. Anthropocentrism is attested from 1909.
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anthropocentric an·thro·po·cen·tric (ān'thrə-pə-sěn'trĭk)
adj.

  1. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.

  2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

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Example sentences
You're right in the sense that civilization is anthropocentric.
Yet, environmentalists also tended toward the anthropocentric.
Only an egocentric, anthropocentric human could find a way to believe that
  their species is the only one that really matters.
These reasons for protecting biodiversity are practical and anthropocentric.
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