anthropogenic


anthropogenic

adjective

  1. caused or produced by humans: anthropogenic air pollution.

adjective

  1. relating to anthropogenesis
  2. created by people or caused by human activityanthropogenic pollution
adj.

1889, from anthropogeny + -ic.

  1. Caused or influenced by humans. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is that portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is produced directly by human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, rather than by such processes as respiration and decay.

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