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Related to Anthropocene: Holocene
The period of time during which human activities are thought to have had a significant impact on the global environment, regarded as having begun sometime between eight thousand years ago, with the spread of agriculture, and two hundred years ago, with the advent of industrialization. The Anthropocene has been proposed as a new epoch of geologic time, following the Holocene.
Of or relating to the Anthropocene.
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(Geological Science) the Anthropocene a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment
[C21: from anthropo- and -cene, coined by Paul Crutzen (born 1933), Nobel-winning Dutch chemist]
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