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anthropology

noun [no plural]
 
/ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒi/
the study of human culture and society
anthropologist /ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪst/ noun She wants to be an anthropologist.
Translations of “anthropology”
in Korean 인류학…
in Arabic عِلم الإنْسان, عِلم الإناسة…
in French anthropologie…
in Turkish insanbilim, antropolji…
in Italian antropologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人類學…
in Russian антропология…
in Polish antropologia…
in Spanish antropología…
in Portuguese antropologia…
in German die Anthropologie…
in Catalan antropologia…
in Japanese 人類学, 人間学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人类学…
(Definition of anthropology from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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