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
References in classic literature ?
And Hall, usually so merry, could outfoot them all when he once got started on the cosmic pathos of religion and the gibbering anthropomorphisms of those who loved not to die.
Grahame, I always thought, was the master of anthropomorphism, simply because he had clearly got to know the real characters of the creatures he would transmogrify into human characters.
Synopsis: Furry fandom is a recent phenomenon, but anthropomorphism is an instinct hard-wired into the human mind: the desire to see animals on a more equal footing with people.
The book also provides a list and notes on common themes of the images, such as exotic creatures, domestic animals, anthropomorphism, monsters and chimeras, natural history, and hunting scenes.
As much as I'd like to have robot patients that lie on my couch for a dose of high-tech therapy, the reality is that this is a prime example of anthropomorphism - humans attributing emotions to a physical object.
There is a certain amount of anthropomorphism of course but I think it is offset by the amount of factual information about each animal, their habits and habitats.
The Child Mechanical is a particular strand of anthropomorphism that does not simply ascribe human characteristics to inanimate objects, but rather, projects childish characteristics onto machinery.
He successfully balances the cozy anthropomorphism of a Narnia-type land with the borderline horror of Neil Gaiman or Stephen King.
understand the term anthropomorphic and create an artwork showing anthropomorphism.
The psychological term for the phenomenon is anthropomorphism, which is when we attribute human characteristics or behaviour to animal or object.
This phenomena called anthropomorphism has already been studied as early as the 1990s.
The ontogeny of anthropomorphism, where we attach our human traits to our pets, is the most damaging and paralytic problem associated with dog ownership today.