deanthropomorphisation

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Etymology[edit]

From deanthropomorphise.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˌanθɹəpə(ʊ)mɔː(ɹ)faɪˈzeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

deanthropomorphisation (plural deanthropomorphisations)

  1. The removal of a thing's anthropomorphic nature; making something less human in form or character.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 424:
      Pure anachronism! says the survival theory – anachronism for which deanthropomorphisation of the imagination is the remedy required.