Meaning of anthropogenesis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌanθrəpəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/


  • 1The origin, evolution, or development of humankind or the human species.

    The usual term in scientific and (increasingly) in philosophical contexts.

  • 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.