anthropometrics

[ an-thruh-puh-me-triks, ‐poh‐ ]
/ ˌæn θrə pəˈmɛ trɪks, ‐poʊ‐ /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of measuring the size and proportions of the human body (called anthropometry), especially as applied to the design of furniture and machines.

Nearby words

  1. anthropological linguistics,
  2. anthropologist,
  3. anthropology,
  4. anthropometer,
  5. anthropometric,
  6. anthropometry,
  7. anthropomorphic,
  8. anthropomorphism,
  9. anthropomorphite,
  10. anthropomorphize


Origin of anthropometrics

1880–85; anthropo- + -metrics

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