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cultural anthropology

the branch of anthropology dealing with the origins, history, and development of human culture, and including in its scope the fields of archaeology, ethnology, and ethnography.
Also called social anthropology.
Origin of cultural anthropology
First recorded in 1920-25
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cultural anthropologist, noun Unabridged
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cultural anthropology

the branch of anthropology dealing with cultural as opposed to biological and racial features
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cultural anthropologist, noun
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cultural anthropology
The branch of anthropology that studies the development of human cultures based on ethnographic, linguistic, social, and psychological data. Compare physical anthropology.
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