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Anthropomorphism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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  • the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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Anthropomorphism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Anthropomorphism is giving human characteristics, like emotions (feelings like being happy or sad) and the ability to talk, to a living thing or object that is not a human. It is often used in stories. The thing or object may be a god, animal, plant, sound, storm, idea, or any other object.

The story of the Three Little Pigs with a wolf and pigs that talk and act like humans is an example of anthropomorphism. The Call of the Wild also uses anthropomorphism, with the human traits being placed in dogs and wolves.

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  • Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming
    An anonymous reader writes: We've all been warned about how anthropomorphizing animals and machines can lead us astray. But Edsger Dijkstra once cautioned (PDF) developers against thinking of their programs that way as well. "I think anthropomorphism is worst of all. I have now seen programs 'trying to do things,' 'wanting to do things,' & Read more on this news related to 'Anthropomorphism'

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