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anthropomorphism

noun [U] uk   /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
adjective uk   /-fɪk/ us  
Figurative use of language
(Definition of anthropomorphism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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