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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ascription of human attributes to supernatural or divine beings; in theology, the conception or representation of God with human qualities and affections, or in a human shape.
  • noun The conception of animals, plants, or nature in general, by analogy with man: commonly implying an unscientific use of such analogy.
  • noun In pragmatistic philos., that philosophic tendency which, recognizing an absolute impossibility in the attainment by man of any conception that does not refer to human life, proposes frankly to submit to this as a decree of experience and to shape metaphysics to agreement with it. The term was first used in this sense by F. C. S. Schiller (Riddles of the Sphinx). See humanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The representation of the Deity, or of a polytheistic deity, under a human form, or with human attributes and affections.
  • noun The ascription of human characteristics to things not human.

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  • noun theology the attribution of human characteristics to divine beings

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

  • noun the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits


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Coined in the mid-1700s. From Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "man, human being") +‎ -morphism



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