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anthropomorphism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anthropomorphism  \An`thro*po*mor"phism\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  of  human 
  form  ?  man  +  ?  form.] 
  1.  The  representation  of  the  Deity,  or  of  a  polytheistic 
  deity,  under  a  human  form  or  with  human  attributes  and 
  affections. 
 
  2.  The  ascription  of  human  characteristics  to  things  not 
  human. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anthropomorphism 
  n  :  the  representation  of  objects  (especially  a  god)  as  having 
  human  form  or  traits  [syn:  {theanthropism}] 




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