noun. the branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies.
- descriptive anthropology
- -graphy (English)
- ethno- (English)
- ἔθνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word ethnography
1. Noun, singular or mass
An empirical study is likely to use an experiment as the research design, whereas a theoretical study could use a review of archival documents or ethnography in order to understand subjective meaning.