anthropometry [ an-thr uh- pom-i-tree ] SHOW IPA / ˌæn θrəˈpɒm ɪ tri / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of anthropometry
First recorded in 1830–40;
-metry OTHER WORDS FROM anthropometry 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 Words nearby anthropometry anthropological linguistics
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The field of the measurement of physical traits is dignified by the name "
anthropometry." noun the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body Derived forms of anthropometry anthropometric ( ˌænθrəpəˈmɛtrɪk) or anthropometrical, adjective anthropometrically, adverb anthropometrist, noun
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n. The branch of anthropology concerned with comparative measurements of the human body and its parts. Other words from anthropometry an′thro•po•met ( ′ric -pə-mĕt) null ′rĭk adj. an′thro•po•met ′ri•cal•ly adv.
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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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