Anthropomorphism meaning

ănthrə-pə-môrfĭzəm
The definition of anthropomorphism is the act of giving the characteristics of humans to an animal, a god or an inanimate thing.

An example of anthropomorphism is the creation of Mickey Mouse who is given the ability to sing and dance though mice do not possess that capability.

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Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
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The attributing of human shape or characteristics to a god, animal, or inanimate thing.
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The attribution of human characteristics or behavior to that which isn't human. [from the mid-18th c.]
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(theology) The attribution of human characteristics to divine beings.
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Origin of anthropomorphism

  • Coined in the mid-1700s. From Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “man, human being”) +‎ -morphism

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