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anthropocentric

 [an″thro-po-sen´trik]
with a human bias; considering humans the center of the universe.

an·thro·po·cen·tric

(an'thrō-pō-sen'trik),
1. Assessing the universe from the perspective of humans, their values, their experiences.
2. Assuming humans at center of reason for the universe.
[anthropo- + G. kentron, center]

anthropocentric

/an·thro·po·cen·tric/ (an″thro-po-sen´trik) with a human bias; considering humans the center of the universe.

an·thro·po·cen·tric

(an'thrŏ-pō-sen'trik)
With a human bias, under the assumption that humankind is the central fact of the universe.
[anthropo- + G. kentron, center]

anthropocentric

with a human bias; considering humans to be the center of the universe.
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