culturology

noun
cul·​tur·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -jē \
plural -es

Definition of culturology

: 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)

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First Known Use of culturology

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culturology

culture entry 1 + -o- + -logy

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“Culturology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culturology. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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