Anthropology An`thro*pol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? man + -logy.] 1. The science of the structure and functions of the human body. [1913 Webster]

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]

3. That manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God. See also {anthropopathite}, {anthropopathism}, {anthropomorphist}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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