anthropometry

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Etymology[edit]

1839, as anthropo- (human) +‎ -metry (measurement), from French anthropométrie, from anthropo- + -métrie, from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, human) + μέτρον (métron, measure), influenced by Latin use.[1][2]

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  • IPA(key): /ænθrəʊˈpɒmɪtrɪ/

Noun[edit]

anthropometry (countable and uncountable, plural anthropometries)

  1. The science of measuring the human body in order to ascertain the average dimensions of the human form at different ages, and in different divisions of race, class, etc.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ anthropometry” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ anthropometry” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online