Anthropic



of or relating to human beings or their span of existence on earth.
Contemporary Examples

This observation has led to one of the most divisive points in modern physics: the anthropic principle.
The 6 Smartest Ideas From Stephen Hawking’s New Book Joshua Robinson September 9, 2010

Historical Examples

Those in the lower of the anthropic layers consist of twenty-three species of quadrupeds and some bones of birds.
The Meeting-Place of Geology and History Sir John William Dawson

But upon the loftier level of anthropic interests, less of harmony prevailed, and more of hot contention.
Perlycross R. D. Blackmore

adjective
of or relating to human beings
adj.

“pertaining to man,” 1836, from Greek anthropikos “human,” from anthropos “male human being, man” (see anthropo-). Related: Anthropical (1804).

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