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cultural anthropology

noun
  1. the branch of anthropology dealing with the origins, history, and development of human culture, and including in its scope the fields of archaeology, ethnology, and ethnography.
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Origin of cultural anthropology

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called social anthropology.
Related formscultural anthropologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cultural anthropology

cultural anthropology

noun
  1. the branch of anthropology dealing with cultural as opposed to biological and racial features
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Derived Formscultural anthropologist, noun
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cultural anthropology in Science

cultural anthropology

[kŭlchər-əl]
  1. The branch of anthropology that studies the development of human cultures based on ethnographic, linguistic, social, and psychological data. Compare physical anthropology.
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