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Meaning of ANTHROPOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `anthru'pâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
 

ANTHROPOLOGY is a 12 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: archaeology, archeology, cultural anthropology, descriptive anthropology, ethnography, ethnology, human palaeontology, human paleontology, palaeoanthropology, paleoanthropology, physical anthropology, social anthropology, social science, structural anthropology, structuralism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`thro*pol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ? man + -logy.]
1. The science of the structure and functions of the human
   body.

2. The science of man; -- sometimes used in a limited sense
   to mean the study of man as an object of natural history,
   or as an animal.

3. That manner of expression by which the inspired writers
   attribute human parts and passions to God.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the study of humanity - our physical characteristics as animals, and our unique non-biological characteristics we call culture. The subject is generally broken down into three subdisciplines: biological (physical) anthropology, cultural (social) anthropology, and archaeology.
 
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 Related Terms: anatomy, animal physiology, anthropography, anthropologist, anthropometry, behavioral science, biology, comparative anatomy, conchology, craniology, craniometry, demography, ecology, entomology, ethnography, ethnologist, ethnology, ethology, helminthology, herpetology, human ecology, human geography, ichthyology, malacology, mammalogy, ornithology, protozoology, psychology, science of man, sociologist, sociology, taxidermy, taxonomy, zoogeography, zoography, zoology, zoonomy, zoopathology, zoophysics, zootaxy, zootomy
 

 

 

 

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