Anthropology


*Definition

an·thro·pol·o·gy /ˌænexternal image thinsp.pngθrəˈpɒlexternal image thinsp.pngəexternal image thinsp.pngdʒi/ - [an-thruh-pol-uh-jee] -
–noun
1.
the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
2.
the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
3.
the science of humans and their works.
4.
Also called anthropology|philosophical anthropology. The study of the nature and essence of humankind.

[Origin: 1585–95; anthropo-|anthropo + -logy]

(Citation)


anthropology. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved November 20, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anthropology