Definition of Anthropocene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanθrəpəˌsiːn/


1Relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Example sentences
  • The idea that we have already entered an Anthropocene Era exaggerates our impact on the Earth.
  • 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.
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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