anthropomorphize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v anthropomorphize ascribe human features to something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Anthropomorphize To attribute a human form or personality to. "You may see imaginative children every day anthropomorphizing ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anthropomorphize To invest with human qualities.
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Usage

In literature:

The more individual and anthropomorphic the gods, the more local and episodic will be the account of their affairs.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
In anthropomorphism there are many errors, but there is one truth.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
This discovery it is which in the long run proves fatal to anthropomorphism.
"The Idea of God in Early Religions" by F. B. Jevons
This is to bring in finality again, and a finality this time more than ever charged with anthropomorphic elements.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Hellenic imagination, anthropomorphic, 202.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
This is the age when anthropomorphism flourishes.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Here again we see the working of sexual anthropomorphism.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
The myth, as it appears in Genesis, is quite polytheistic and anthropomorphic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The school of Elea rejected the gross anthropomorphism of the Homeric theology.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Any devout Theist, who candidly thought over this petty fiction, would find its gross anthropomorphism inexpressibly shocking.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
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In poetry:

Linked through the ages, one and all,
In long anthropomorphous chain,
The human and the animal
Inseparably must remain.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Watch This Anthropomorphic Robot Strut to 'Stayin' Alive'.
At least our anthropomorphic assumptions let them be, like this gentleman in Ravenna who claims a bear not only rang his doorbell , but listened to him when he asked the bear to stop eating his flowers.
Anthropomorphism – a four-letter word .
Comedy about an a husband, a wife and their anthropomorphic dog mostly fizzles.
A multimouthed couch and other anthropomorphic miscellany in Jessica Kostelnick's Living room.
My work explores the influence of landscape on the individual by addressing the power of certain forms found in nature to evoke memory, emotion and anthropomorphic physicality.
Project Nim chronicles the animal wrongs perpetrated upon an anthropomorphized chimpanzee named Nim who was adopted, used, and abandoned by a series of researchers.
At least our anthropomorphic assumptions let them be, like this gentleman in Ravenna who claims a bear not only rang his doorbell, but listened to him when he asked the bear to stop eating his flowers.
Children's author Richard Scarry became known for his books centering on Busytown, hometown to a cluster of delightfully anthropomorphic animals, who – much like their human counterparts – are prone to various misadventures.
As this anthropomorphized pet so eloquently demonstrates, cruising blogs aren't just for humans anymore.
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) has been condescendingly anthropomorphized on its official Twitter feed (and Facebook page), where followers are treated to a hodgepodge of childish colloquialisms and odd capitalization rules.
NASA's Curiosity team is fulling embracing the anthropomorphized rover story for this most recent mission on Mars.
Max, Molly and Maggie, choosing a name for your pet can be an exercise in anthropomorphism.
Yes, anthropomorphic about the penguins, but Jane Chapman's chicks are rendered to win over a niche market, young readers with reservoirs of love for their plush animal toys.
A large painting behind the bar features a pair of wig-wearing anthropomorphic apes lovingly boozing together.
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In science:

Point 3 of sections 4.1 through 4.3, put in anthropomorphic language, says that the quantum algorithm is quicker than the classical algorithm because it disposes of an anticipated partial knowledge of the solution it will find in the future – knowing in advance 50% of it.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
Thus, from simple mechanical architectures such as Cartesian robots or anthropomorphic, new mechanical architectures appear, called parallel mechanism as the Gough-Stewart platform .
The eel-like robot
This is, in a sense, no wonder if we think e.g. at the ”eternal” orbits of gravitational systems : by radiating gravitationally they will be less eternal than they seem to us at our anthropomorphic scale.
Speakable and unspeakable in cosmology: dark matter vs. gravitational self energies. Hubble's constant, the cosmological term and all that
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