anthropogenic

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Etymology[edit]

anthropo- +‎ -genic, attested 1889.

Adjective[edit]

anthropogenic (not comparable)

  1. pertaining to the origin of man, or anthropogeny
    • 1952 The cosmogonic and anthropogenic myths are of secondary importance in Yahwistic religiosity. (H. H. Gerth & D. A. Martindale (trans.), M. Weber's Ancient Judaism ix. 227)
  2. having its origin in the influence of human activity on nature.
    • Wastewater is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence.

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