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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.
anthropomorphic
adjective uk   /-fɪk/ us  
Translations of “anthropomorphism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擬人化,人格化, 擬人觀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拟人化,人格化, 拟人观:…
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