Anthropometry



the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

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

noun
the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
n.

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)
n.
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.
an’thro·po·met’ri·cal·ly adv.
anthropometry
(ān’thrə-pŏm’ĭ-trē)
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.

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