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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.
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anthropomorphism

(ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
ˌanthropoˈmorphist n
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anthropomorphism

- The ascription of a human attribute or personality to anything impersonal or irrational.
See also related terms for personality.
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anthropomorphism

the assignment of human shape and attributes to gods, animals, etc. — anthropomorphist, n.anthropomorphic, anthropomorphical, anthropomorphistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
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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
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Translations

anthropomorphism

[ˌænθrəʊpəˈmɔːfɪzəm] Nantropomorfismo m
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anthropomorphism

[ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːrfɪzəm] nanthropomorphisme m
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anthropomorphism

nAnthropomorphismus m
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The face in the photograph is an anthropmorphism of nature.
This highlights the point we are making: the term tashbih is vague and nuanced enough as to preclude any ready translation as "anthropomorphism." One could not only disavow tashih while affirming an anthropmorphism." One could not only disavow tashih while affirming an anthropoid form for God, as with Ibn Hanbal, but one could also disavow the latter and still be guilty of the former, as with Jahm.