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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.
- ‘Human impact on climate has made this the "Anthropocene Age."’
- ‘The Earth has entered the so-called Anthropocene Erathe geological era in which humans are a significant and sometimes dominating environmental force.’
- ‘In the Anthropocene era, freshwater will be in different places where it exists at all.’
- ‘The idea that we have already entered an Anthropocene Era exaggerates our impact on the Earth.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1as noun the Anthropocene The Anthropocene period.
Early 21st century: from anthropo-, on the pattern of Holocene, Pleistocene, etc..
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