the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body.
- an·thro·po·met·ric [an-thruh-puh-me-trik, -poh-], /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɛ trɪk, -poʊ-/, an·thro·po·met·ri·cal, adjective
- an·thro·pom·e·trist, noun
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How to use anthropometry in a sentence
The hard evidence that law enforcement did collect was often based on pseudoscience such as anthropometry.Meet the 95-Year-Old ‘Medical Detective’ Who Has Examined Famous Cases From JFK to JonBenet Ramsey | Jess McHugh | April 13, 2022 | Time
I read anthropometry of Algerian Women and Optimum Handle Height for a Push-Pull Type Manually Operated Dryland Weeder.
These full and clear remarks seem even more applicable to the method of finger prints than to that of anthropometry.Finger Prints | Francis Galton
I am going to headquarters to ask them to send experts in anthropometry.The Exploits of Juve | Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
The field of the measurement of physical traits is dignified by the name "anthropometry."Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
anthropometry, the systematic examination of the height, weight, and other physical characteristics of the human body.
We shall catch our criminals by anthropometry ere ever a criminal thought has entered their brains.Mankind in the Making | H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for anthropometry
the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
- anthropometric (ˌænθrəpəˈmɛtrɪk) or anthropometrical, adjective
- anthropometrically, adverb
- anthropometrist, noun
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Scientific definitions for anthropometry
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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