Definitions for anthropogenicˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an•thro•po•gen•icˌæn θrə pəˈdʒɛn ɪk(adj.)
caused or produced by humans.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of anthropogenic:
of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings
pertaining to the origin of man, or anthropogeny
having its origin in the influence of human activity on nature.
Origin: attested 1889.
of or pertaining to anthropogeny
Human impact on the environment
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity, and other resources. The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term was first used in the technical sense by Russian geologist Alexey Pavlov, and was first used in English by British ecologist Arthur Tansley in reference to human influences on climax plant communities. The atmospheric scientist Paul Crutzen introduced the term "anthropocene" in the mid-1970s. The term is sometimes used in the context of pollution emissions that are produced as a result of human activities but applies broadly to all major human impacts on the environment.
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