cultural anthropology

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cultural anthropology

n.
The scientific study of the development of human cultures based on ethnographic, linguistic, social, and psychological data and methods of analysis.

cultural anthropology

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of anthropology dealing with cultural as opposed to biological and racial features
cultural anthropologist n

cul′tural anthropol′ogy


n.
the branch of anthropology dealing with the origins, history, and development of human culture, esp. its social forms and institutions. Compare physical anthropology.
[1920–25]
cul′tural anthropol′ogist, n.

cultural anthropology

a specialty that studies the creative achievements of societies, especially those passed on through later generations. Also called culturology.
See also: Anthropology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cultural anthropology - the branch of anthropology that deals with human culture and society
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
garbology - the study of a society by analyzing its garbage
mythology - the study of myths
ritualism - the study of religious or magical rites and ceremonies
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