anthropol.

ant anthropology

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • anthropol. — anthropology. * * * …   Universalium

  • anthropol. — anthropology …   Useful english dictionary

  • ancestor worship — Anthropol. (in certain societies) the veneration of ancestors whose spirits are frequently held to possess the power to influence the affairs of the living. [1850 55] * * * Religious beliefs or practices that involve addressing prayers or… …   Universalium

  • culture area — Anthropol. a region having a distinct pattern of culture. * * * ▪ anthropological concept Introduction also called  cultural area,  culture province , or  ethno geographic area    in anthropology, geography, and other social sciences, a… …   Universalium

  • culture center — Anthropol. the part of a culture area in which the most distinctive traits of the area are concentrated. * * * …   Universalium

  • culture diffusion — Anthropol., Sociol. the spreading out of culture, culture traits, or a cultural pattern from a central point. Cf. diffusionism. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • culture factor — Anthropol., Sociol. culture as a causative agent, esp. in contrast to biological factors. * * * …   Universalium

  • culture pattern — Anthropol. a group of interrelated culture traits of some continuity. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • culture trait — Anthropol. any trait of human activity acquired in social life and transmitted by communication. * * * …   Universalium

  • ethnography of speaking — Anthropol. Ling. the scientific description of the varieties and characteristics of language use within a culture. Also called ethnography of communication. * * * …   Universalium

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