the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
I read anthropometry of Algerian Women and Optimum Handle Height for a Push-Pull Type Manually Operated Dryland Weeder.
The Self-Educated Apple Genius James Marcus Bach September 12, 2009
There was a photographic apparatus at the Morgue as at the Prfecture, used for anthropometry.
The Crime of the Boulevard Jules Claretie
Considerable importance in anthropometry is attached to the study of the nose.
Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
I am going to headquarters to ask them to send experts in anthropometry.
The Exploits of Juve Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
The field of the measurement of physical traits is dignified by the name “anthropometry.”
Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park
anthropometry, the systematic examination of the height, weight, and other physical characteristics of the human body.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various
We shall catch our criminals by anthropometry ere ever a criminal thought has entered their brains.
Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells
These full and clear remarks seem even more applicable to the method of finger prints than to that of anthropometry.
Finger Prints Francis Galton
the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
1839, “acquaintance with the dimensions of the parts of the human body,” from anthropo- + -metry. Perhaps modeled on French anthropometrie.
anthropometry an·thro·pom·e·try (ān’thrə-pŏm’ĭ-trē)
The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts.
an’thro·po·met’ric (-pə-mět’rĭk) or an’thro·po·met’ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
The study of human body measurement for use in anthropological classification and comparison. The use of such data as skull dimensions and body proportions in the attempt to classify human beings into racial, ethnic, and national groups has been largely discredited, but anthropometric techniques are still used in physical anthropology and paleoanthropology, especially to study evolutionary change in fossil hominid remains.
ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity. resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving. Contemporary Examples Kate’s hair has anthropomorphically acquired its own iconic personality. Why Kate’s Hair Matters Tom Sykes July 2, 2014 There have been multiple attempts to anthropomorphically empathize […]
ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity. resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving. Contemporary Examples Totes, T-shirts, and an anthropomorphic stuffed rat are for sale at the gift shop. Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors Nina […]
to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples If man is a microcosm then kosmos is a megalanthrope and that is how we come to anthropomorphise the deity. The Note-Books of Samuel Butler Samuel Butler So we spiritualise the material universe, and afterwards, by an incongruous consistency, anthropomorphise […]
to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples Science is being daily more and more personified and anthropomorphised into a god. The Note-Books of Samuel Butler Samuel Butler verb to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc) v. 1834; see anthropomorphic + […]