|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|cultural anthropology ethnology physical anthropology See also social anthropology the study of humans, their origins, physical characteristics, institutions, religious beliefs, social relationships, etc|
anthropology an·thro·pol·o·gy (ān'thrə-pŏl'ə-jē)
The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
|anthropology (ān'thrə-pŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
The scientific study of humans, especially of their origin, their behavior, and their physical, social, and cultural development.
The scientific study of the origin, development, and varieties of human beings and their societies, particularly so-called primitive societies.