anthropic
or anthropical adjective Etymology: Greek anthrōpikos, from anthrōpos Date: circa 1806 of or relating to human beings or the period of their existence on earth

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  • Anthropic — may refer to: * The dictionary meaning is: Of or pertaining to mankind or humans, or the period of humanity s existence. * In the earth sciences and biology, anthropic refers to being associated with humans, influenced by humans or taking place… …   Wikipedia

  • Anthropic — An*throp ic, Anthropical An*throp ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? man.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Like or related to man; human. [R.] Owen. [1913 Webster] 2. relating to the period of mankind s existence [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropic — (adj.) pertaining to man, 1836, from Gk. anthropikos human, from anthropos male human being, man (see ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo )). Related: Anthropical (1804) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthropic — /an throp ik/, adj. of or pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth. Also, anthropical. [1795 1805; < Gk anthropikós human. See ANTHROPO , IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthropic — adjective ænˈθrɒp.ɪk Of or pertaining to mankind or humans, or the period of humanitys existence …   Wiktionary

  • anthropic — an·throp·ic …   English syllables

  • anthropic — an•throp•ic [[t]ænˈθrɒp ɪk[/t]] also an•throp′i•cal adj. ant of or pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth • Etymology: 1795–1805; < Gk anthrōpikós human. See anthropo , ic …   From formal English to slang

  • anthropic — adjective relating to mankind or the period of mankind s existence • Syn: ↑anthropical • Pertains to noun: ↑human being (for: ↑anthropical), ↑human being …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthropic rock — is rock that is made, modified and moved by humans. Concrete is the most widely known example of this [A. Bentur, Cementitious Materials Nine Millennia and a New Century: Past, Present, and Future , ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering… …   Wikipedia

  • Anthropic principle — In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle is the philosophical argument that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it. Some proponents of the argument reason that it explains… …   Wikipedia

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