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English definition of “anthropomorphism”

anthropomorphism

noun [U]     /ˌæn.θrə.pəˈmɔː.fɪ.zəm/ US  /-pəˈmɔːr-/
the showing or treating of animals , gods , and objects as if they are human in appearance , character , or behaviour : The books " Alice in Wonderland ", " Peter Rabbit ", and "Winnie-the-Pooh" are classic examples of anthropomorphism.Figurative use of language anthropomorphic     /-fɪk/ adjective Figurative use of language
(Definition of anthropomorphism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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