the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
the study of human beings’ similarity to and divergence from other animals.
the science of humans and their works.
Also called philosophical anthropology. the study of the nature and essence of humankind.
anthropologically they belonged, like the Tunguses, to the Mongol race.
A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] Wolfram Eberhard
He was not legally a criminal, but, as Lombroso remarks, he was so anthropologically.
The Criminal Havelock Ellis
Yet anthropologically speaking the tie between the two is as strongly marked as the contrast of character.
The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray
It’s true psychologically, and anthropologically, and palæethnologically; and that does to start with.
The Treasure of the Isle of Mist W. W. Tarn
These people are, anthropologically as well as proverbially, narrow-chested and deficient in lung capacity.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, December 1898 Various
anthropologically interesting as are the results of the excavations at Umm el-Gra’ab, they are no less historically important.
History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery L.W. King and H.R. Hall
anthropologically they differ markedly from the later Celtic invaders.
The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler
It is also the anthropologically normal attitude (as we may see in statuary).
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
anthropologically, these little boats in which to send the souls home have a rare interest.
The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 Elizabeth Bisland
Just as no two are anthropologically alike, so we may believe that no two are alike or equal in societal value.
Folkways William Graham Sumner
the study of humans, their origins, physical characteristics, institutions, religious beliefs, social relationships, etc See also cultural anthropology, ethnology, physical anthropology, social anthropology
“science of the natural history of man,” 1590s, originally especially of the relation between physiology and psychology, from Modern Latin anthropologia or coined independently in English from anthropo- + -logy. In Aristotle, anthropologos is used literally, as “speaking of man.”
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.
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.
a person who specializes in . Contemporary Examples The sociologist and anthropologist answer that the work is the relationship. How Terrible Is Christmas? Megan McArdle December 25, 2012 The anthropologist in Khost, Michael Bhatia, died in a roadside bomb attack on May 7, 2008, aged 31. Send in the Marines—and the Anthropologists too? John Kael […]
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. 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 […]
the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body. Historical Examples Compare this with the old Bertillon system of anthropometric measurements. Scotland Yard George Dilnot They were photographed, subjected to anthropometric examinations, and their finger prints taken, etc. The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell The anthropometric committee reported to the British Association in […]
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, […]
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 […]