- the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
Origin of anthropometry
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Examples from the Web for anthropometry
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 13, 2009
Considerable importance in anthropometry is attached to the study of the nose.Negritos of Zambales
William Allan Reed
I am going to headquarters to ask them to send experts in anthropometry.The Exploits of Juve
Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
Anthropometry, the systematic examination of the height, weight, and other physical characteristics of the human body.
There was a photographic apparatus at the Morgue as at the Prfecture, used for anthropometry.The Crime of the Boulevard
We shall catch our criminals by anthropometry ere ever a criminal thought has entered their brains.Mankind in the Making
H. G. Wells
- the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
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Word Origin and History for anthropometry
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- The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts.
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- 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.
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