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Webster 1913 Edition


Anthropology

Anˊthro-pol′o-gy

,
Noun.
[Gr.
ἄνθρωποσ
man +
-logy
.]
1.
The science of the structure and functions of the human body.
3.
That manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God. See also
anthropopathite
,
anthropopathism
,
anthropomorphist
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Anthropology

ANTHROPOL'OGY

,
Noun.
[Gr. man, and discourse.]
1.
A discourse upon human nature.
2.
The doctrine of the structure of the human body; the natural history or physiology of the human species.
3.
The word denotes that manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God.

Definition 2021


anthropology

anthropology

English

Noun

anthropology (uncountable)

  1. The holistic scientific and social study of humanity, mainly using ethnography as its method.
    According to anthropology, there are six basic patterns of kinship terminology (i.e., "kin naming systems"): Sudanese, Hawaiian, Eskimo, Crow, Omaha, and Iroquois.

Usage notes

  • Anthropology is distinguished from other social science disciplines by its emphasis on in-depth examination of context, cross-cultural comparisons, and the importance it places on long-term, experiential immersion in the area of research.

Meronyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:anthropology

Derived terms

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External links

  • anthropology in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • anthropology in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911