from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The scientific study of the origin and development of humans.
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- n. The origin of man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the evolution or genesis of the human race.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The genesis, origination, or evolution of man: applied both to the development of the individual (ontogenesis) and the development of the race (phylogenesis). Also called anthropogony, anthropogeny.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the evolution or genesis of the human race
anthropo- + -genesis, attested in English 1862, replacing or used alongside earlier anthropogeny; earlier use in German Anthropogenesis and French anthropogénésie (alongside anthropogénie), from the 1820s. (Wiktionary)