ethnography

[ eth-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ ɛθˈnɒg rə fi /

noun

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

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Origin of ethnography

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ethnography

eth·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 ethnography

ethnography
/ (ɛθˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the branch of anthropology that deals with the scientific description of individual human societies

Derived forms of ethnography

ethnographer, nounethnographic (ˌɛθnəʊˈɡræfɪk) or ethnographical, adjectiveethnographically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for ethnography

ethnography
[ ĕth-nŏgrə-fē ]

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