ethnography

[ eth-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ ɛθˈnɒg rə fi /
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noun

a branch of anthropology dealing with the scientific description of individual cultures.

Nearby words

  1. ethnocentrism,
  2. ethnog.,
  3. ethnogeny,
  4. ethnogeography,
  5. ethnographic,
  6. ethnography of speaking,
  7. ethnohistory,
  8. ethnol.,
  9. ethnolinguistics,
  10. ethnological

Origin of ethnography

First recorded in 1825–35; ethno- + -graphy

Related formseth·nog·ra·pher, nouneth·no·graph·ic [eth-nuh-graf-ik] /ˌɛθ nəˈgræf ɪk/, eth·no·graph·i·cal, adjectiveeth·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for ethnographic

ethnography

/ (ɛθˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of individual human societies
Derived Formsethnographer, nounethnographic (ˌɛθnəʊˈɡræfɪk) or ethnographical, adjectiveethnographically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for ethnographic

ethnography

n.

1834, perhaps from German Ethnographie; see ethno- + -graphy "the study of." Related: Ethnographer; ethnographic.

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Science definitions for ethnographic

ethnography

[ ĕth-nŏgrə-fē ]

The branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of specific human cultures.
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