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ethnology

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noun eth·nol·o·gy \eth-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of ethnology

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations, and characteristics

  2. 2 :  anthropology dealing chiefly with the comparative and analytical study of cultures :  cultural anthropology

eth·no·log·i·cal play \ˌeth-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also eth·no·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
eth·nol·o·gist play \eth-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun


Circa 1828

First Known Use of ethnology

circa 1828


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ethnology

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noun eth·nol·o·gy \eth-ˈnäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of ethnology

plural eth·nol·o·gies

  1. 1:  a science that deals with the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations, and characteristics

  2. 2:  anthropology dealing chiefly with the comparative and analytical study of cultures :  cultural anthropology

  3. eth·no·log·i·cal \ˌeth-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also eth·no·log·ic \-ik\play adjective




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