The representation for the Deity or of a polytheistic deity under a human kind or with peoples attributes and affections
- 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.
1753, "attributing of personal qualities to a deity;" see anthropomorphic + -ism. Of other non-human things, from 1858. Relevant: Anthropomorphist (1610s).
(letter.) The representation for the Deity, or of a polytheistic deity, under a person form, or with human being qualities and affections.
- (n.) The ascription of peoples faculties to things not person.
Such anthropomorphism is with difficulty reduced to the Tylorian animism.