The definition of anthropology is the study of various elements of humans, including biology and culture, in order to understand human origin and the evolution of various beliefs and social customs.noun
An example of someone who studies anthropology is Ruth Benedict.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: anthropo- + -logy
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- The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
- That part of Christian theology concerning the genesis, nature, and future of humans, especially as contrasted with the nature of God: “changing the church's anthropology to include more positive images of women” (Priscilla Hart).
- anˌthro·po·logˈi·cal , anˌthro·po·logˈic adjective
- anˌthro·po·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- anˌthro·polˈo·gist noun
anthropology - Ologies & -Isms Definition
anthropology - Cultural Definition
The scientific study of the origin, development, and varieties of human beings and their societies, particularly so-called primitive societies.
anthropology - Medical Definition
- anthropologist noun
anthropology - Science Definition
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