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anthropocentric

an·thro·po·cen·tric

anthropocentric

pronunciation:
aen thr po sen trihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: assuming man to be the most important purpose or being of the universe.
an anthropocentric approach to religion
definition 2: evaluating everything in terms of human goals or experiences.
derivation: anthropocentrism (n.)
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The word anthropocentric contains the following parts:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.