from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
- n. That part of Christian theology concerning the genesis, nature, and future of humans, especially as contrasted with the nature of God: "changing the church's anthropology to include more positive images of women” ( Priscilla Hart).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The holistic scientific and social study of humanity, mainly using ethnography as its method.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of the structure and functions of the human body.
- n. The science of man, including the study of the ditribution of physical and cultural attributes in relation to man's origin, location, history, and environment; -- sometimes used in a limited sense to mean the study of man as an object of natural history, or as an animal.
- n. That manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God. See also anthropopathite, anthropopathism, anthropomorphist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of man or of mankind.
- n. A treatise on the science of man. Anthropomorphism (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
From anthropo-, from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthropos, "man, mankind, human, humanity") + -logy. (Wiktionary)