anthropology

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
an•thro•pol•o•gy /ˌænθrəˈpɑlədʒi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Anthropologythe science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological features, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
an•thro•po•log•i•cal /ˌænθrəpəˈlɑdʒɪkəl/USA pronunciation  adj. 
an•thro•po•log•i•cal•ly, adv. 
an•thro•pol•o•gist, n. [countable]See -anthro-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
an•thro•pol•o•gy  (an′thrə polə jē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Anthropologythe science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
  2. Anthropologythe study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
  3. Anthropologythe science of humans and their works.
  4. PhilosophyAlso called  philosophical anthropology. the study of the nature and essence of humankind.
an•thro•po•log•i•cal  (an′thrə pə loji kəl),USA pronunciation  an′thro•po•logic, adj.  an′thro•po•logi•cal•ly, adv. 
  • 1585–95; anthropo- + -logy


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

anthropology /ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪ/ n
  1. the study of humans, their origins, physical characteristics, institutions, religious beliefs, social relationships, etc

anthropological /ˌænθrəpəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ adj ˌanthroˈpologist n



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