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Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Xenocentrism. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].


noun  Astroeschatology

the position that the discovery of sentient and/or sapient life in The Cosmos is the most important endeavour of theological, existential, societal and astroncial concern.


Xenocentric | ˈ zɛnəʊˈ sɛntrɪk | adjective
Xenocentrical | ˈ zɛnəʊˈ sɛntrɪk(ə)l | adjective
Xenocentrically | ˈ zɛnəʊˈ sɛntrɪk(ə)li | adverb
Xenocentricity | ˈ zɛnəʊˈ sɛntrɪsɪti | noun
Xenocentrist | ˈ zɛnəʊˈ sɛntrɪst | adjective & noun


Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix xeno- is used to denote that which is “foreign” or “alien” in order to refer to extraterrestrial life as distinguished from life originating from Earth; meanwhile, the suffix -centrism is used to denote “a type of belief that elevates the subject to a central position”, especially “a belief which places emphasis upon the role of extraterrestrial life, especially in the context of one’s worldview.”

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