- the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
- the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
- the science of humans and their works.
- Also called philosophical anthropology. the study of the nature and essence of humankind.
Origin of anthropology
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Related Wordsphilosophically, politically, culturally, psychologically, anthropologically, ethically, eugenically, humanly
Examples from the Web for anthropologically
He was not legally a criminal, but, as Lombroso remarks, he was so anthropologically.The Criminal
Anthropologically they belonged, like the Tunguses, to the Mongol race.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
These people are, anthropologically as well as proverbially, narrow-chested and deficient in lung capacity.
It's true psychologically, and anthropologically, and palæethnologically; and that does to start with.The Treasure of the Isle of Mist
W. W. Tarn
Anthropologically interesting as are the results of the excavations at Umm el-Gra'ab, they are no less historically important.History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery
L.W. King and H.R. Hall
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Word Origin and History for anthropologically
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- 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 scientific study of the origin, development, and varieties of human beings and their societies, particularly so-called primitive societies.
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