- of anthropogenesis
- caused by man, as air pollution
The definition of anthropogenic is something that is made by humans.
An example of something that could be considered anthropogenic are excessive greenhouse gasses.
- Of or relating to anthropogenesis.
- Caused by humans: anthropogenic degradation of the environment.
Caused or influenced by humans. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is that portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is produced directly by human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, rather than by such processes as respiration and decay.
anthropo- + -genic, attested 1889.