Anthropology (noun)

  1. The scientific study of human beings and their societies and cultures.
  2. The study of human behavior, culture, and society, including the development and evolution of human beings.
  3. The study of the human experience and human nature.


Late 18th century: from french anthropologie, or via latin from greek anthrōpologia, from anthrōpos "human being" + -logia (see -logy).


  1. She studied anthropology at university.
  2. Anthropology is the study of human culture, societies, and behavior.
  3. The anthropology course covered the evolution of human societies.
  4. The anthropological study of the tribe revealed their unique customs and traditions.
  5. The book was an anthropological study of the community's social structure.
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