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anthropomorphic

[an-thruh-puh-mawr-fik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fɪk/
adjective
1.
ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity.
2.
resembling or made to resemble a human form:
an anthropomorphic carving.
Also, anthropomorphous.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; anthropo- + -morphic
Related forms
anthropomorphically, anthropomorphously, adverb
Can be confused
anthropocentric, anthropomorphic, homocentric.
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphous

anthropomorphous

/ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfəs/
adjective
1.
shaped like a human being
2.
another word for anthropomorphic
Derived Forms
anthropomorphously, adverb

anthropomorphic

/ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to anthropomorphism
2.
resembling the human form
Derived Forms
anthropomorph, noun
anthropomorphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphous
adj.

1753, anglicization of Late Latin anthropomorphus "having human form," from Greek anthropomorphos, from anthropos "human being" (see anthropo-) + morphe "form" (see morphine).

anthropomorphic

adj.

1806, from anthropomorphous + -ic. Originally in reference to regarding God or gods as having human form and human characteristics; of animals and other things from 1858; the sect of the Antropomorfites is mentioned in English from mid-15c. (see anthropomorphite).

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