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Anthropocene

Line breaks: An¦thropo|cene
Pronunciation: /ˈanθrəpəˌsiːn
 
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Definition of Anthropocene in English:

adjective

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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