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Meaning of "anthropomorphism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANTHROPOMORPHISM

anthropomorphism  [ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANTHROPOMORPHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anthropomorphism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANTHROPOMORPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism

Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being. Examples include depicting deities with human form and ascribing human emotions or motives to forces of nature, such as hurricanes or earthquakes. Anthropomorphism has ancient roots as a literary device in storytelling, and also in art. Most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphised animals, which can stand or talk like humans, as characters. The word anthropomorphism was first used in the mid-1700s. The word derives from the Greek ἄνθρωπος, "human", and μορφή, "shape" or "form".

Definition of anthropomorphism in the English dictionary

The definition of anthropomorphism in the dictionary is the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANTHROPOMORPHISM


amorphism
əˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
dwarfism
ˈdwɔːfɪzəm
hemimorphism
ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
heteromorphism
ˌhɛtərəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homoeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
hylomorphism
ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm
isodimorphism
ˌaɪsəʊdaɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
mechanomorphism
ˌmekənəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
metamorphism
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm
monomorphism
mɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
perimorphism
ˌpɛrɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
skeuomorphism
ˌskjuːəˈmɔːfɪzəm
zoomorphism
ˌzəʊəˈmɔːfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANTHROPOMORPHISM

anthropology
anthropometric
anthropometrical
anthropometrically
anthropometrist
anthropometry
anthropomorph
anthropomorphic
anthropomorphically
anthropomorphise
anthropomorphist
anthropomorphize
anthropomorphosis
anthropomorphous
anthropomorphously
anthropopathic
anthropopathism
anthropopathy
anthropophagi
anthropophagic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANTHROPOMORPHISM

allomorphism
anamorphism
Buddhism
catastrophism
diastrophism
enantiomorphism
endomorphism
Guelphism
gynandromorphism
idiomorphism
paramorphism
pleomorphism
psephism
pseudomorphism
rheomorphism
sapphism
sexual dimorphism
sophism
theriomorphism
trimorphism
zygomorphism

Synonyms and antonyms of anthropomorphism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «anthropomorphism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANTHROPOMORPHISM

Find out the translation of anthropomorphism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anthropomorphism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anthropomorphism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拟人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antropomorfismo
570 millions of speakers

English

anthropomorphism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अवतारवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التجسيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

антропоморфизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

antropomorfismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নরত্বারোপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anthropomorphisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Antropomorfisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anthropomorphismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

擬人化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신인 동형
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Antropomorfisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyết thần cung giống người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனக்கோட்புகுத்தன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानववंशशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

insanbiçimcilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

antropomorfismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

antropomorfizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

антропоморфізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

antropomorfism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανθρωπομορφισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

antropomorfisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

antropomorfismen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anthropomorphism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anthropomorphism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTHROPOMORPHISM»

The term «anthropomorphism» is regularly used and occupies the 55.276 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTHROPOMORPHISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anthropomorphism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTHROPOMORPHISM»

Discover the use of anthropomorphism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anthropomorphism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals
This is the first book to evaluate the significance and usefulness of the practices of anthropomorphism and anecdotalism for understanding animals.
Robert W. Mitchell, Nicholas S. Thompson, H. Lyn Miles, 1997
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Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism
As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the confines of self and species; they also enlist them to symbolize, dramatize, and illuminate aspects of humans' experience and fantasy.
Lorraine Daston, Gregg Mitman, 2013
3
The New Anthropomorphism
The book contains nineteen essays on behavioral concepts that have seldom been identified as anthropomorphic, but in fact bear that connotation and lead to mistakes.
John S. Kennedy, 1992
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Anthropomorphism and Interpretation of the Qurʼān in the ...
This edition and annotated translation of al-Q sim's "Kit b al-mustarshid" includes a discussion of anthropomorphism and interpretation of the Qur n in the theology of the Zaidite imam al-Q sim ibn Ibr h m (785-860 A.D.).
Binyāmîn Abrahamov, 1996
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Monsters of architecture: anthropomorphism in architectural ...
'...deserves serious attention among new theories in architecture, and is recommended for all university architectural collections.' \Marco Frascari is an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the Ph.D. Program in Architecture at ...
Marco Frascari, 1991
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Examine the ways in which anthropomorphism and zoomorphism ...
Yann Martel’s novel, Life of Pi, follows the story of a boy known as Pi through a journey in which he is subjected whilst stuck on the Pacific Ocean.
Piers Henriques, 2011
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Who Sees Human?: The Personology and Predictive Validity of ...
Anthropomorphism---attributing human qualities to nonhuman agents---is a relatively unexplored psychological phenomenon.
Adam Waytz, 2009
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The Cognitive Animal: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives ...
Crotalomorphism: A Metaphor for Understanding Anthropomorphism by Omission Figure 2.1 Calvin and Hobbes. by Bill Watterson. Reprinted by. 2 Jesus Rivas and Gordon M. Burghardt The Story of Country Blue When foreign students come ...
Marc Bekoff, Colin Allen, Gordon M. Burghardt, 2002
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Reframing Humans in Information Systems Development
... detail: it is the way of thinking that discloses IS designers' perceptions of authentic human characteristics. In the following three viewpoints humans are seen in the light of deliberate and emergent anthropomorphism, knowledge sharing and ...
Hannakaisa Isomäki, Samuli Pekkola, 2010
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The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment
An art of animal interpretation 195 A reading: The Wind in the Pylons 198 Anthropomorphism, the concept seems easy, even self-evident. Anthropomorphism is 'the attribution [usually falsely] of a human form or personality to a god, animal, ...
Timothy Clark, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTHROPOMORPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anthropomorphism is used in the context of the following news items.
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What's On in Edinburgh this week
... divide between a commercial photographer and a fine artist, his work often examines the anthropomorphism of creatures in an abstract way. «The Edinburgh Reporter, Jul 15»
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'The Soul of the Octopus' by Sy Montgomery
Anthropomorphism is such an interesting concept,” she said. “It means projecting human thoughts and emotions onto an animal. Which implies ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
3
Dogs of war
... hard proposition because it is very difficult to make an animal a believable character, without lapsing to anthropomorphism (where the animal ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
4
House martins, the little dolphins that love to slide on your roof
White's observations and empathy transcend 18th-century science as surely as they do crude anthropomorphism. He respects the birds as ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
5
In praise of the less visited Heath Extension
... blue tits, robins and chaffinches. But it pays not to let anthropomorphism get between you and the enjoyment of a truly fascinating species. «Ham&High, Jul 15»
6
Want thousands of dollars for your manga fan art? Rose of …
... the tag ブルガリアンローズ擬人化 (Burugarian Roozu kijinka, meaning “Bulgarian Rose anthropomorphism”), and set it to be publically visible. «RocketNews24, Jul 15»
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Nagasaki promotes famed slopes with cute 'moe' girls
It was the "Kantai Collection" that sparked the boom of anthropomorphism. "KanColle" for short, the online video game features moe characters ... «Asahi Shimbun, Jul 15»
8
"Plant Intelligence" Is Programmed, Not Intrinsic
While they can partially see how anthropomorphism is misleading, they cannot ... Such language is just as misleading as anthropomorphism. «Discovery Institute, Jun 15»
9
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Blu-Ray
That sense of cartoon-heightened anthropomorphism is a constant in the film; characters work according to a lively mix of real-world and ... «Anime News Network, Jun 15»
10
Lake City gallery hosts Contemporary Canines exhibit
... through narratives of companionship and unconditional love, functionality and sport, and the whimsy of Southern Gothic anthropomorphism. «SCNow, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Anthropomorphism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/anthropomorphism>. Jun 2019 ».
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