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ecocentrism

[ek-oh-sen-triz-uh m, ee-koh-] /ˌɛk oʊˈsɛn trɪz əm, ˌi koʊ-/
noun
1.
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.
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ecocentric, adjective
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ecocentric

/ˌiːkəʊˈsɛntrɪk/
adjective
1.
having a serious concern for environmental issues: ecocentric management
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Contemporary definitions for ecocentric
adjective

having a focus on environmental concerns

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ecocentrism, n

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Word Origin and History for ecocentric
adj.

also eco-centric, by 1975, from eco- + -centric.

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