follow Dictionary.com

Word of the Day
Sunday, December 30, 2012

Definitions for anthropogenic

  1. Caused or produced by humans: anthropogenic air pollution.

Learn something
new every day


GET OUR


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for anthropogenic
We have already mentioned the fact that many anthropogenic myths made use of clay in the creation of man, and anyone moderately interested in the subject can find out more in know-it-all almanacs and knowitalmostall encyclopedias. Jose Saramago, The Cave
Millie was listening to an argument about anthropogenic climate change at an international relief conference in Washington DC. Steven Gould, Impulse
Origin of anthropogenic
1885-1890
Anthropogenic was coined in the 1880s. It is a combination of the prefix anthro- meaning "human being" and -genic meaning "produced by or causing."
Get our
Word of the Day
Email
Thanks for signing up!