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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Malinowski, Bronislaw Kasper 1884-1942. Polish-born British anthropologist who maintained that customs and beliefs have specific social functions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British anthropologist (born in Poland) who introduced the technique of the participant observer (1884-1942)


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