anthropogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anthropo- +‎ -genic, attested 1889.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnɪk

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.
    anthropogenic climate change
    Wastewater is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence.

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