- the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
Origin of anthropometry
Examples from the Web for anthropometric
Historical Examples of anthropometric
Compare this with the old Bertillon system of anthropometric measurements.Scotland Yard
They were photographed, subjected to anthropometric examinations, and their finger prints taken, etc.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
An anthropometric estimate of the man fails to reveal any reason for the distinction of my aversion.Certain Personal Matters
H. G. Wells
The anthropometric committee reported to the British Association in 1883 that women are little more than half as strong as men.Sex and Society
William I. Thomas
The main objective is a description of these people by means of anthropometric procedure.A Racial Study of the Fijians
Norman E. Gabel
- the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
Word Origin and History for anthropometric
- The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts.
- 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.