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anthropology

[an-thruh-pol-uh-jee] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
2.
the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
3.
the science of humans and their works.
4.
Also called philosophical anthropology. the study of the nature and essence of humankind.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; anthropo- + -logy
Related forms
anthropological
[an-thruh-puh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæn θrə pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
anthropologic, adjective
anthropologically, adverb
pseudoanthropological, adjective
semianthropologic, adjective
semianthropological, adjective
semianthropologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropologic

anthropology

/ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of humans, their origins, physical characteristics, institutions, religious beliefs, social relationships, etc See also cultural anthropology, ethnology, physical anthropology, social anthropology
Derived Forms
anthropological (ˌænθrəpəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
anthropologically, adverb
anthropologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for anthropologic

anthropology

n.

"science of the natural history of man," 1590s, originally especially of the relation between physiology and psychology, from Modern Latin anthropologia or coined independently in English from anthropo- + -logy. In Aristotle, anthropologos is used literally, as "speaking of man."

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anthropologic in Medicine

anthropology an·thro·pol·o·gy (ān'thrə-pŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.


an'thro·pol'o·gist n.
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anthropologic in Science
anthropology
  (ān'thrə-pŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of humans, especially of their origin, their behavior, and their physical, social, and cultural development.
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anthropologic in Culture

anthropology definition


The scientific study of the origin, development, and varieties of human beings and their societies, particularly so-called primitive societies.

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