from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to anthropogenesis.
  • adj. Caused by humans: anthropogenic degradation of the environment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. pertaining to the origin of man, or anthropogeny
  • adj. having its origin in the influence of human activity on nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to anthropogeny.
  • adj. caused by humans; -- .

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to anthropogeny.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings


anthropo- + -genic, attested 1889. (Wiktionary)



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  • JM wishes more anthropogenic images were more photogenic images.

    April 6, 2011

  • JM is undertaking some serious anthropogenic pondering.

    December 17, 2010