culturology

noun

cul·​tur·​ol·​o·​gy
-jē
plural -es
: the science of culture
specifically : a methodology especially associated with the American anthropologist Leslie A. White that treats culture as a self-contained self-determined process and regards cultural traits (as technologies, ideologies, and institutions) as the products of antecedent and concomitant cultural elements and as developing independently of other data (as climatic environment, human physical type, or human wishes and purposes)

Word History

Etymology

culture entry 1 + -o- + -logy

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of culturology was in 1920

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“Culturology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culturology. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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