ethnology

noun eth·nol·o·gy \ 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

ethnological

play \ˌeth-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly ethnologic play \ˌeth-nə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

ethnologist

play \eth-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

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First Known Use of ethnology

1787


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ethnology

noun eth·nol·o·gy \ eth-ˈnäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of ethnology

plural ethnologies
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

ethnological

play \ˌeth-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also ethnologic play \-ik\ adjective

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