Anthropomorphism vs Anthropomorphization - What's the difference?

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Anthropomorphism is a related term of anthropomorphization.


As nouns the difference between anthropomorphism and anthropomorphization

is that anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to that which isn't human while anthropomorphization is endowing with human qualities.

anthropomorphism

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The attribution of human characteristics or behavior to that which isn't human.
  • (theology) the attribution of human characteristics to divine beings
  • Usage notes

    This term carries very different connotations when used in different contexts. In literature, anthropomorphism' describes merely a device of fiction writing, whereas in science (particularly biology) ' anthropomorphism has traditionally been used pejoratively when a scientist appears to be attributing to animals characteristics that are assumed to be exclusive to human beings.

    See also

    * ("anthropomorphism" on Wikipedia) * prosopopoeia * zoomorphism * kemonomimi * nahualism English words suffixed with -ism

    anthropomorphization

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • endowing with human qualities.
  • attributing human characteristics to something that is nonhuman.