meaning of anthropomorphism

anthropomorphism meaning in General Dictionary

The representation for the Deity or of a polytheistic deity under a human kind or with peoples attributes and affections

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  • the representation of things (especially a god) as having real human form or faculties
  • The representation associated with Deity, or of a polytheistic deity, under a human type, or with real human characteristics and affections.
  • The ascription of man traits to things perhaps not human being.

anthropomorphism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1753, "attributing of personal qualities to a deity;" see anthropomorphic + -ism. Of other non-human things, from 1858. Relevant: Anthropomorphist (1610s).


anthropomorphism meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The representation for the Deity, or of a polytheistic deity, under a person form, or with human being qualities and affections.

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  • (n.) The ascription of peoples faculties to things not person.

Sentence Examples with the word anthropomorphism

Such anthropomorphism is with difficulty reduced to the Tylorian animism.

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