Anthropology meaning

ănthrə-pŏlə-jē
The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
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The scientific study of humans, especially of their origin, their behavior, and their physical, social, and cultural development.
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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.

An example of someone who studies anthropology is Ruth Benedict.

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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.

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That part of Christian theology concerning the genesis, nature, and future of humans, especially as contrasted with the nature of God.
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The study of humans, esp. of the variety, physical and cultural characteristics, distribution, customs, social relationships, etc. of humanity.
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Origin of anthropology

  • From anthropo-, from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthropos, “man, mankind, human, humanity”) + -logy.

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