ethnology


eth·nol·o·gy

noun \eth-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of ETHNOLOGY

1
:  a science that deals with the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations, and characteristics
2
:  anthropology dealing chiefly with the comparative and analytical study of cultures :  cultural anthropology
eth·no·log·i·cal \ˌeth-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also eth·no·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
eth·nol·o·gist \eth-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of ETHNOLOGY

circa 1828

eth·nol·o·gy

noun \eth-ˈnäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural eth·nol·o·gies

Medical Definition of ETHNOLOGY

1
: a science that deals with the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations, and characteristics
2
: anthropology dealing chiefly with the comparative and analytical study of cultures : cultural anthropology
eth·no·log·i·cal \ˌeth-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also eth·no·log·ic \-ik\ adjective

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