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anthropomorphism

 [an″thro-po-mor´fizm]
the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman beings and objects.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrō-pō-mōr'fizm),
Ascription of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects. Compare: theriomorphism.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

/an·thro·po·mor·phism/ (an″thro-po-mor´fizm) the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman objects.

anthropomorphism

[an′thrəpōmôr′fizəm]
Etymology: Gk, anthropos, human, morphe, form
the assignment of human shapes and qualities to other animals.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrŏ-pō-mōr'fizm)
Assignment of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

Attributing human characteristics to the diety, to inanimate objects, animals, or phenomena. Because of our experiential limitations and need to find explantions, however unsatisfactory, we commonly resorts to an anthropomorphic concept of anything transcendental.

anthropomorphism

the attribution of human characteristics to animals other than man.

anthropomorphism

the tendency to attribute human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects.
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