- Anthropology An`thro*pol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? man + -logy.]
1. The science of the structure and functions of the human
2. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.