• WordNet 3.6
    • n anthropometry measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anthropometry Measurement of the height and other dimensions of human beings, especially at different ages, or in different races, occupations, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anthropometry The measurement of the human body; the department of the science of anthropology which relates to the proportions of the human body, either in individuals or in tribes and races.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anthropometry an-thrō-pom′et-ri the measurement of the human body to discover its exact dimensions and the proportions of its parts, for comparison with its dimensions at different periods, or in different races and classes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. man + -mercy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. anthrōpos, man, and metrein, to measure.


In literature:

Considerable importance in anthropometry is attached to the study of the nose.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
I am going to headquarters to ask them to send experts in anthropometry.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
The study of the skeletons of animals, including those of man, has led to the science of anthropometry.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Anthropometry, however, gradually fell into disfavour, and it has been generally supplanted by the superior system of finger prints (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
There was a photographic apparatus at the Morgue as at the Prefecture, used for anthropometry.
"The Crime of the Boulevard" by Jules Claretie
The anthropometry of the Mulatto is decidedly against him.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith

In news:

Klein 's 9-foot-wide "Anthropometrie" painting "ANT 93, Le Buffle" ("The Buffalo") will be offered in Christie's May 11 sale of contemporary art.

In science:

Chiari L, Rocchi L and Cappello A: "Stabilometric parameters are affected by anthropometry and foot placement".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling