noun 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. Related forms an·thro·po·log·i·cal , [an-thr uh-p uh- loj-i-k uh l] /ˌæn θrə pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective an·thro·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverb pseu·do·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·ic, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·thro·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for anthropologically Historical Examples of anthropologically
He was not legally a criminal, but, as Lombroso remarks, he was so
anthropologically. Anthropologically they belonged, like the Tunguses, to the Mongol race.
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. Anthropologically interesting as are the results of the excavations at Umm el-Gra'ab, they are no less historically important. British Dictionary definitions for anthropologically Derived Forms anthropological ( ˌænθrəpəˈlɒdʒɪk), əl adjective anthropologically, adverb anthropologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for anthropologically n.
"science of the natural history of man," 1590s, originally especially of the relation between physiology and psychology, from Modern Latin
anthropologia or coined independently in English from anthropo- + -logy. In Aristotle, anthropologos is used literally, as "speaking of man."
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Medicine definitions for anthropologically anthropology [ăn′thrə-pŏl ′ə-jē] n. The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans. Related forms an′thro•pol ′o•gist n.
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Science definitions for anthropologically The scientific study of humans, especially of their origin, their behavior, and their physical, social, and cultural development.
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Culture definitions for anthropologically
The scientific study of the origin, development, and varieties of human beings and their societies, particularly so-called primitive societies.
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