ecocentric

ecocentrism

[ek-oh-sen-triz-uhm, ee-koh-]
noun
a philosophy or perspective that places intrinsic value on all living organisms and their natural environment, regardless of their perceived usefulness or importance to human beings.

Origin:
eco- + centr(i)- + -ism

ecocentric, adjective
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ecocentric (ˌiːkəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
 
adj
having a serious concern for environmental issues: ecocentric management

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Main Entry:  ecocentric
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  having a focus on environmental concerns
Usage:  ecocentrism, n
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ecocentric
by 1975, from eco- + -centric.
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