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The study of human body measurement for use in anthropological classification and comparison.

an′thro·po·met′ric (-pə-mĕt′rĭk), an′thro·po·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
an′thro·po·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
an′thro·pom′e·trist n.
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) the comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body
anthropometric, ˌanthropoˈmetrical adj
ˌanthropoˈmetrically adv
ˌanthroˈpometrist n
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(ˌæn θrəˈpɒm ɪ tri)

the measurement of the size and proportions of the human body, esp. as an aid for comparative study in physical anthropology.
an`thro•po•met′ric (-pəˈmɛ trɪk) an`thro•po•met′ri•cal, adj.
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the study concerned with the measurements of the proportions, size, and weight of the human body. — anthropometrist, n. — anthropometric, anthropometrical, adj.
See also: Anatomy
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacitiesanthropometry - measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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[ˌænθrəˈpɒmɪtrɪ] Nantropometría f
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