the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
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 1883 that women are little more than half as strong as men.
Sex and Society William I. Thomas
The main objective is a description of these people by means of anthropometric procedure.
A Racial Study of the Fijians Norman E. Gabel
An anthropometric estimate of the man fails to reveal any reason for the distinction of my aversion.
Certain Personal Matters H. G. Wells
Of these most northerly peoples I have no anthropometric data.
The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines and The Ilongot or Ibilao of Luzon David P. Barrows
Unfortunately for anthropometric science, most of the bones are too much decayed to be of practical value.
Seventh Annual Report Various
The heightened stature of women was a favourite topic in anthropometric circles long before the War.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 15, 1920 Various
Modern science assists them from the start with anthropometric examinations, and scientific methods are in use in every school.
Historic Towns of the Western States Various
May I tell you about your brain, which is at present in the possession of the anthropometric Society?
Walt Whitman in Mickle Street Elizabeth Leavitt Keller
the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
1871, based on French anthropométrique, from anthropometry “measurement of the human body” + -ic.
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.
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 […]
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 + […]