EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body. Related forms an·thro·po·met·ric , [an-thr uh-p uh- me-trik, -poh-] /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɛ trɪk, -poʊ-/ an·thro·po·met·ri·cal, adjective an·thro·po·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb an·thro·pom·e·trist, noun
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Examples from the Web for anthropometric Historical Examples of anthropometric
Compare this with the old Bertillon system of
They were photographed, subjected to
anthropometric examinations, and their finger prints taken, etc.
anthropometric estimate of the man fails to reveal any reason for the distinction of my aversion.
anthropometric committee reported to the British Association in 1883 that women are little more than half as strong as men.
The main objective is a description of these people by means of
anthropometric procedure. British Dictionary definitions for anthropometric noun the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body Derived Forms anthropometric ( ˌænθrəpəˈmɛtrɪk) or anthropometrical, adjective anthropometrically, adverb anthropometrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for anthropometric adj.
1871, based on French
anthropométrique, from anthropometry "measurement of the human body" + -ic. n.
1839, "acquaintance with the dimensions of the parts of the human body," from
anthropo- + -metry. Perhaps modeled on French anthropometrie.
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anthropometric in Medicine anthropometry [ăn′thrə-pŏm ′ĭ-trē] n. The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts. Related forms an′thro•po•met ( ′ric -pə-mĕt) null ′rĭk adj. an′thro•po•met ′ri•cal•ly adv.
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anthropometric in Science 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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