anthropocentricity


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an·thro·po·cen·tric

 (ăn′thrə-pə-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
1. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.
2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

an′thro·po·cen′tri·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·po·cen·tric′i·ty (-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
an′thro·po·cen′trism n.
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Noun1.anthropocentricity - an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
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