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an·thro·pol·o·gy  audio  (nthr-pl-j) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
  2. That part of Christian theology concerning the genesis, nature, and future of humans, especially as contrasted with the nature of God: "changing the church's anthropology to include more positive images of women" (Priscilla Hart).


OTHER FORMS:
anthro·po·logi·cal  (-p-lj-kl) KEY  or anthro·po·logic  (-k) KEY (Adjective), anthro·po·logi·cal·ly(Adverb), anthro·polo·gist(Noun)


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