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1. Of or relating to humans or the era of human life.
2. Concerned primarily with humans; anthropocentric.

[Greek anthrōpikos, from anthrōpos, human being.]


(ænˈθrɒpɪk) or


of or relating to human beings


(ænˈθrɒp ɪk)

also an•throp′i•cal,

of or pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth.
[1795–1805; < Greek anthrōpikós human. See anthropo-, -ic]
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Adj.1.anthropic - relating to mankind or the period of mankind's existenceanthropic - relating to mankind or the period of mankind's existence
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Abraham Zelmanov's profundity "sine qua non" is reflected in the singular creation of the theories of chronometric, kinemetric, and orthometric (monad) formalism in General Relativity, the Infinite Relativity Principle, the Anthropic Principle, the extensive classification of all possible cosmological models in the space-time of General Relativity (the Zelmanov Classification, including the possibility of absolute reference frames in a deforming, rotating, gravitating closed finite Universe), and many others (see the website of The Abraham Zelmanov Journal for details, and in particular the 2012 foreword to the book Particles Here and Beyond the Mirror).
His research interests are health assessment of wildlife, management and sustainable use of wildlife in rural and indigenous communities, and diagnosis of the sociocultural and ecosystem threats caused by anthropic activities (logging, oil extraction, and hunting).
However, a review by McSaveney and Whitehouse (1989) attributed much of the high erosion rates in the South Island high country primarily to natural processes, with a smaller proportion attributable to anthropic erosion since humans first occupied New Zealand.
But final causality has become prominent recently with the growing awareness of the anthropic principle, which states that the universe is fine-tuned for life and that were any laws or initial conditions even slightly different, life could not have arisen.
RMP: A case can be made, as you say, for the idea that humans create what we perceive as our universe, in that we can perceive our universe only with the senses and intelligence available to us (Child 57)--a version of what physicists and cosmologists call the Anthropic Principle.
Eleven papers from an October 2011 workshop explore the injection of carbon dioxide into geological formations capable of ensuring the durable storage of large quantities of the gas as part of IPCC efforts to reduce anthropic greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
for us, which is called the Anthropic principle, weak (WAP) or strong
In line with this discussion, the chapter evaluates the case for the widespread distribution of 'cultural forests' (those that show anthropic influence on their species composition) in Amazonia.
While some have argued for an anthropic principle that would render improbable the emergence of life and intelligent life on other planets, Thomas O'Meara argues, based on probability and given the expanse of the universe, that conditions for other habitable planets with advanced beings is quite high, perhaps "one in every four hundred thousand star systems" (10).
The expansion of the range of this pest could be facilitated by anthropic factors such as movement of agricultural machinery from weevil infested areas to weevil free areas.
The model I advocate does not compete with the concept of laws of nature, as understood scientifically, but it focuses--as do anthropic arguments in their modern form--on the meaningful outcome of the working of those laws.
The anthropic pressure with dust, the humidity of bodies, carbon dioxide produced by perspiration can cause discomfort for the visitors and, in the long run, damage to the paintings," Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, wrote in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.