Meaning of anthropology
Pronunciation: (an"thru-pol'u-jē), [key]
- the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
- the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals.
- the science of humans and their works.
- Also calledthe study of the nature and essence of humankind.
- anthropology (Thesaurus)