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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