anthropomorphism

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an·thro·po·mor·phism

 (ăn′thrə-pə-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

an′thro·po·mor′phic adj.
an′thro·po·mor′phi·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·po·mor′phist n.

anthropomorphism

(ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
ˌanthropoˈmorphist n

anthropomorphism

- The ascription of a human attribute or personality to anything impersonal or irrational.
See also related terms for personality.

anthropomorphism

the assignment of human shape and attributes to gods, animals, etc. — anthropomorphist, n.anthropomorphic, anthropomorphical, anthropomorphistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthropomorphism - the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traitsanthropomorphism - the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
Translations

anthropomorphism

[ˌænθrəʊpəˈmɔːfɪzəm] Nantropomorfismo m

anthropomorphism

[ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪzəm] nanthropomorphisme m

anthropomorphism

nAnthropomorphismus m
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He referred to one animal as "the Audrey Hepburn of the bird world", chiding himself later for anthropomorphising (projecting human characteristics onto animals).
Anthropomorphising of creatures in the natural world, is a common technique in books of this kind and seems to arise from a belief that children will somehow relate to the creature if it is perceived to be like them.
Are we anthropomorphising horses too much to consider their waking thoughts to be anything other than food and sex, rather like a teenager, with geldings being necessarily much more single-minded?