- ethnology ► NOUN ▪ the study of the characteristics of different peoples and the differences and relationships between them.DERIVATIVES ethnologic adjective ethnological adjective ethnologist noun.
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Ethnology — (from the Greek ἔθνος, ethnos meaning people, nation, race ) is the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the origins, distribution, technology, religion, language, and social structure of the ethnic, racial, and/or national divisions … Wikipedia
Ethnology — Eth*nol o*gy . [Gr. ? nation + logy.] The science which treats of the division of mankind into races, their origin, distribution, and relations, and the peculiarities which characterize them … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ethnology — (n.) 1842, from ETHNO (Cf. ethno ) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Related: Ethnologist … Etymology dictionary
ethnology — *anthropology, archaeology … New Dictionary of Synonyms
ethnology — [eth näl′ə jē] n. [ ETHNO + LOGY] the branch of anthropology that studies comparatively the cultures of contemporary, or recent, societies or language groups ethnological [eth΄nə läj′i kəl] adj. ethnologic ethnologically adv. ethnologist n … English World dictionary
ethnology — noun Date: circa 1828 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 ;… … New Collegiate Dictionary
ethnology — ethnological /eth neuh loj i keuhl/, ethnologic, adj. ethnologically, adv. ethnologist, n. /eth nol euh jee/, n. 1. a branch of anthropology that analyzes cultures, esp. in regard to their historical development and the similarities and… … Universalium
ethnology — noun The branch of anthropology that studies and compares the different human cultures. See Also: ethnic, ethnography, ethnologist … Wiktionary
ethnology — The science that compares human culture and/or races; cultural anthropology. * * * eth·nol·o·gy eth näl ə jē n, pl gies 1) a science that deals with the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations, and… … Medical dictionary
ETHNOLOGY — a science which treats of the human race as grouped in tribes or nations, but limits itself to tracing the origin and distribution of races, and investigating the physical and mental peculiarities and differences exhibited by men over all… … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia