- anthropic principle
- [an'θrɒpɪk]noun the cosmological principle that theories of the universe are constrained by the necessity to allow human existence.Origin1970s: anthropic from Gk anthrōpikos, from anthrōpos 'human being'.
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anthropic principle — A controversial principle that allows explanation of some feature of the observed universe, by pointing out that did it not obtain we would not be here to be remarking on it. For example, if we ask why the universe began some ten thousand million … Philosophy dictionary
anthropic principle — noun Date: 1974 either of two principles in cosmology: a. conditions that are observed in the universe must allow the observer to exist called also weak anthropic principle b. the universe must have properties that make inevitable the existence… … New Collegiate Dictionary
anthropic principle — noun : either of two principles in cosmology: a. : conditions that are observed in the universe must allow the observer to exist called also weak anthropic principle b. : the universe must have properties that make inevitable the existence of… … Useful english dictionary
anthropic principle — noun Any of several similar explanations for the nature of the universe, and for the values of its fundamental constants, that states either that the universe is as it is because otherwise we wouldnt be here to observe it, or that the very… … Wiktionary
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strong anthropic principle — noun Date: 1985 anthropic principle b … New Collegiate Dictionary
weak anthropic principle — noun Date: 1985 anthropic principle a … New Collegiate Dictionary
strong anthropic principle — noun : anthropic principle b herein … Useful english dictionary
weak anthropic principle — noun : anthropic principle a herein … Useful english dictionary