Meaning of “anthropologist” in the English Dictionary

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"anthropologist" in British English

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anthropologistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.θrəˈpɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us /ˌæn.θrəˈpɑː.lə.dʒɪst/


  • But as anthropologists we must try, what is so much harder, to be candid about ourselves.
  • Remember that the anthropologist is trying to be the historian of long perspective.
  • The religious man has to be a man of the world, a man of the wider world, an anthropologist.
  • There is a real danger lest the anthropologist should think that a scientific view of man is to be obtained by leaving out the human nature in him.
  • They have, indeed, been studying not botany but ethnology, searching for traces of that species of primitive man known to anthropologists as the Hun.
  • Yet to a pathologist, or anthropologist, the survivals of beliefs must always be curious and attractive illustrations of human nature.

(Definition of “anthropologist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anthropologist" in American English

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anthropologistnoun [ C ]

us /ˌæn·θrəˈpɑl·ə·dʒɪst/

a person who is an expert in anthropology

(Definition of “anthropologist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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