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In the philosophy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a state of interconnected awareness among all minds, postulated as resulting from humanity's biological and cultural evolution.
[French noosphère : Greek noo-, combining form of nous, mind + Greek sphaira, sphere.]
no′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.
(Philosophy) philosophy the part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, culture, and knowledge
[C20: from French noösphère, based on Greek noos mind]
the part of the biosphere that is affected by human structures and activities.
[1940–45; < French noösphere (Teilhard de Chardin) < Greek nóo(s) mind + French sphère sphere]