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ethnography

[eth-nog-ruh-fee] /ɛθˈnɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
a branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; ethno- + -graphy
Related forms
ethnographer, noun
ethnographic
[eth-nuh-graf-ik] /ˌɛθ nəˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
ethnographical, adjective
ethnographically, adverb
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Examples from the web for ethnographic
  • She enjoyed no place more than an ethnographic museum with a terrific collection.
  • But accounts rich with ethnographic detail rather than literary reach or lurid indulgence have been few.
  • She put together a database of ethnographic and cultural details for field commanders.
  • And before some of you claim that is silly and impossible, look at the ethnographic record and comparative calendric systems.
  • The film's observations of this primitive, largely illiterate society are of obvious ethnographic interest.
  • Viewed in terms of the ethnographic spectrum, many societies prefer moderate statures, or even small statures.
  • Past ethnographic research faces a different methodological hurdle.
  • However, from the scenic and ethnographic standpoints the film is often quite arresting.
British Dictionary definitions for ethnographic

ethnography

/ɛθˈnɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of individual human societies
Derived Forms
ethnographer, noun
ethnographic (ˌɛθnəʊˈɡræfɪk), ethnographical, adjective
ethnographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ethnographic

ethnography

n.

1834, perhaps from German Ethnographie; see ethno- + -graphy "the study of." Related: Ethnographer; ethnographic.

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ethnographic in Science
ethnography
  (ěth-nŏg'rə-fē)   
The branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of specific human cultures.
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