anthropomorphic


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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.

anthropomorphic

(ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk)
adj
1. of or relating to anthropomorphism
2. resembling the human form
ˈanthropoˌmorph n
ˌanthropoˈmorphically adv

an•thro•po•mor•phic

(ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fɪk)

also an`thro•po•mor′phous,



adj.
1. ascribing human form or attributes to a thing or a being not human, as to a deity.
2. resembling a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.
[1820–30]
an`thro•po•mor′phi•cal•ly, adv.
an`thro•po•mor′phism, n.
an`thro•po•mor′phist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anthropomorphic - suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate thingsanthropomorphic - suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"

anthropomorphic

adjective
Resembling a human being:
Translations
antropomorf
antropomorfinen
antropomorfan
antropomorfan

anthropomorphic

[ˌænθrəpəʊˈmɔːfɪk] ADJantropomórfico

anthropomorphic

[ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪk] adjanthropomorphique

anthropomorphic

adjanthropomorphisch

anthropomorphic

[ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk] adjantropomorfo/a

anthropomorphic

a. antropomórfico-a, de forma humana.
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