Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[an-thruh-pom-i-ter] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Anthropology.
an instrument that consists of a calibrated, vertical rod to which are attached two horizontal arms, one fixed and one movable, for measuring the human trunk and limbs.
Origin of anthropometer
1880-85; anthropo- + -meter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for anthropometer
Historical Examples
  • Broca recommends to travelers an anthropometer consisting of a graduated rod with a movable index attached.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • The application of these ideas to environment will come most easily when we measure the children with the anthropometer.

    The Montessori Method Maria Montessori
  • They have the meter in many forms: in the anthropometer, in the ruler.

  • Certain anthropologists are now trying to perfect the anthropometer (Mosso's school).

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • In measuring the individual stature it is customary to use an instrument called an anthropometer (Fig. 142).

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • And, indeed, how is it possible to bring the entire person posteriorly in contact with the vertical rod of the anthropometer?

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • But this greatly complicates the anthropometer, and hardly any anthropometer possesses this attachment.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

Word of the Day

Word Value for anthropometer

Scrabble Words With Friends