anthropological anthropological  /ˌænθrə pə ˈlɑ dʒə kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or concerned with the science of anthropology

Usage(s):

  1. A century of efforts to quantify physiological differences between the races has yielded plenty of anthropological mumbo jumbo.
  2. He couples that architectural approach to music with a detached, almost anthropological look at his fellow man.
  3. Browsing the shelves at some local libraries can seem like an anthropological expedition, a revealing window into how we once lived.

News

  1. Mountains shape the sound of language, says study

    Where you grew up may influence how you speak. High in the mountains, languages contain short bursts of sound, says a new study. Why? Maybe cliff dwellers needed to keep their throats from drying out.Caleb Everett, an anthropological linguist at the University of Miami, studied the correlation between languages spoken at high altitudes and the use of distinctive sounds called ejectives — bits of ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Noteworthy paperbacks

    The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson. (Oxford University) Rooted in anthropological fieldwork, this informative study examines the anti-government passions and sources of discord among tea partiers at the grass-roots and national levels. When the Tea Party Came to Town by Robert Draper. (Simon & Schuster) The showdown over the ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer

Quotes

  1. "It must be said that (gay unions) are at odds with basic anthropological facts, in particular with the nonexistence of the blessing of generating children, which is the specific reason for the social recognition of marriage," Ruini said.
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Camillo Ruini Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "In just a few short weeks, thousands of people around the world have uploaded memories and ideas they want to preserve, creating an important anthropological collection that documents this moment in time," Jerry Yang, co-founder and Chief of...
    on Oct 26, 2006 By: Jerry Yang Source: InformationWeek

  3. Federal forensic investigator Vladimir Solovyev said that conclusions were based on "anthropological and dental" tests, and he warned that the genetic tests to be done in the future would be difficult since the fragments were burned and badly...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Vladimir Solovyev Source: International Herald Tribune

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