Definition of Anthropocene in English:


Line breaks: An¦thropo|cene
Pronunciation: /ˈanθrəpəˌsiːn


  • 1Relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
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    • Human impact on climate has made this the "Anthropocene Age."
    • The Earth has entered the so-called Anthropocene Era—the geological era in which humans are a significant and sometimes dominating environmental force.
    • Well, if we bring extinction events closer to home, there is our very own omnipresent, continually unfolding, late Holocene (or early Anthropocene, according to some) extinction event.
  • 1.1 (as noun the Anthropocene) The Anthropocene period.


early 21st century: from anthropo-, on the pattern of Holocene, Pleistocene, etc..

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