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zo·o·mor·phism

 (zō′ə-môr′fĭz′əm)
n.
1. Attribution of animal characteristics or qualities to a god.
2. Use of animal forms in symbolism, literature, or graphic representation.

zo′o·mor′phic adj.
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zoomorphism

(ˌzəʊəˈmɔːfɪzəm)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the conception or representation of deities in the form of animals
2. (Art Terms) the use of animal forms or symbols in art, literature, etc
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the use of animal forms or symbols in art, literature, etc
ˌzooˈmorphic adj
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zoomorphism

the attribution of animal form or nature to a deity.
See also: God and Gods
the attribution of animal form or nature, especially to a deity. — zoomorphic, adj.
See also: Animals
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoomorphism - the attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god
ascription, attribution - assigning some quality or character to a person or thing; "the attribution of language to birds"; "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"
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They cover ecocentric ways of being: human-nature continuities in philosophy and poetry, ecocentric dwelling: the global and the local, ecocentric vision: zoomorphism and animal perspectives, and ecocentrism at the limits: animal encounters.
(3.) In this case, Srinivasacharya's specific objections are unclear, but are likely to include eating outside of one's household, as well as the zoomorphism of the biscuits.
"Refiguring the Human and the Animal: Anthropomorphism & Zoomorphism in Twentieth-Century American Poetry." ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016.
What are some ways to understand or imagine the social significance of the patronage and production of this text?), Selby turns to an innovative but at first glance rather obscure discussion of the difference between anthropomorphism and zoomorphism (pp.
As Wendy Doniger notes, "Anthropomorphism and zoomorphism are two different attempts to reduce the otherness between humans and animals, to see the sameness beneath the difference" (34).