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1The origin, evolution, or development of humankind or the human species.
2The origination of something in human activity; anthropogenic origin. Also: human activity considered in terms of its impact on the natural environment.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Geologist. From anthropo- + -genesis.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.