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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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He referred to one animal as "the Audrey Hepburn of the bird world", chiding himself later for anthropomorphising (projecting human characteristics onto animals).
Anthropomorphising of creatures in the natural world, is a common technique in books of this kind and seems to arise from a belief that children will somehow relate to the creature if it is perceived to be like them.