noun Date: 1916 a 20th century religious system growing out of theosophy and centering on human developmentanthroposophist noun

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  • anthroposophy — anthroposophical /an threuh peuh sof i keuhl/, anthroposophic, adj. /an threuh pos euh fee/, n. a philosophy based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (1861 1925) which maintains that, by virtue of a prescribed method of self discipline,… …   Universalium

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  • anthroposophy — [ˌanθrə pɒsəfi] noun a system established by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner that seeks to optimize physical and mental health and well being. Derivatives anthroposophical adjective Origin early 20th cent.: from anthropo + Gk sophia… …   English new terms dictionary

  • anthroposophy — an·thro·pos·o·phy …   English syllables

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