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[an-thruh-puh-jen-ik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk/
caused or produced by humans:
anthropogenic air pollution.
Origin of anthropogenic
1885-90; anthropo- + -genic Unabridged
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Examples from the web for anthropogenic
  • People still believe in anthropogenic climate change.
  • Human-caused global warming is often called anthropogenic climate change.
  • The idea that anthropogenic climate change might cause a war or two sometime in the future is not new.
  • Decades of scientific research have shown that climate can change from both natural and anthropogenic causes.
  • So please cool it with exaggerated claims of anthropogenic climate change.
  • anthropogenic climate change poses a serious threat to coral reefs around the world.
  • Consider how effectively they have promoted skepticism about evolution and the anthropogenic causes of climate change.
  • The three major anthropogenic sources of methane are coal mines, landfills and livestock.
  • As appears to have happened with the anthropogenic global warming cult.
  • Global warming is an environmental phenomenon caused by natural and anthropogenic air pollution.
British Dictionary definitions for anthropogenic


relating to anthropogenesis
created by people or caused by human activity: anthropogenic pollution
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Word Origin and History for anthropogenic

1889, from anthropogeny + -ic.

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anthropogenic in Science
Caused or influenced by humans. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is that portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is produced directly by human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, rather than by such processes as respiration and decay.
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