anthropology

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From anthropo- +‎, from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος ‎(ánthrōpos, man, mankind, human, humanity) +‎ -logy.

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anthropology ‎(uncountable)

  1. The holistic scientific and social study of humanity, mainly using ethnography as its method.
    According to anthropology, there are six basic patterns of kinship terminology (i.e., "kin naming systems"): Sudanese, Hawaiian, Eskimo, Crow, Omaha, and Iroquois.

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  • Anthropology is distinguished from other social science disciplines by its emphasis on in-depth examination of context, cross-cultural comparisons, and the importance it places on long-term, experiential immersion in the area of research.

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