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Meaning of "phrenologist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHRENOLOGIST

phrenologist  [frɪˈnɒlədʒɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHRENOLOGIST

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Phrenologist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PHRENOLOGIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

phrenologist

Phrenology

Phrenology is a pseudoscience primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules. Phrenology was first practiced by mystical groups that operated during the period of the Essenes. Developed by German physician Franz Joseph Gall in 1796, the discipline was very popular in the 19th century, especially from about 1810 until 1840. The principal British centre for phrenology was Edinburgh, where the Edinburgh Phrenological Society was established in 1820. Although now regarded as an obsolete amalgamation of primitive neuroanatomy with moral philosophy, phrenological thinking has been influential in 19th-century psychiatry and modern neuroscience. Gall's assumption that character, thoughts, and emotions are located in localized parts of the brain is considered an important historical advance toward neuropsychology.

Definition of phrenologist in the English dictionary

The definition of phrenologist in the dictionary is someone who studies or practises phrenology.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHRENOLOGIST


anthropologist
ˌænθrəˈpɒlədʒɪst
archaeologist
ˌɑːkɪˈɒlədʒɪst
biologist
baɪˈɒlədʒɪst
cardiologist
ˌkɑːdɪˈɒlədʒɪst
dermatologist
ˌdɜːməˈtɒlədʒɪst
gastroenterologist
ˈɡæstrəʊˈentəˌrɒlədʒɪst
geologist
dʒɪˈɒlədʒɪst
meteorologist
ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪst
neurologist
njʊəˈrɒlədʒɪst
oncologist
ɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪst
ophthalmologist
ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪst
otolaryngologist
ˈəʊtəʊˌlærɪŋˈɡɒlədʒɪst
pathologist
pəˈθɒlədʒɪst
philologist
fɪˈlɒlədʒɪst
psychologist
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪst
radiologist
ˌreɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪst
sociologist
ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪst
technologist
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪst
toxicologist
ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪst
urologist
jʊəˈrɒlədʒɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHRENOLOGIST

phrenesiac
phrenesis
phrenetic
phrenetical
phrenetically
phreneticness
phrenic
phrenism
phrenitic
phrenitides
phrenitis
phrenologic
phrenological
phrenologically
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phrenology
phrensical
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phrensy

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHRENOLOGIST

agist
anesthesiologist
audiologist
child psychologist
climatologist
clinical psychologist
criminologist
diabetologist
ecologist
Egyptologist
endocrinologist
gynaecologist
molecular biologist
neuropsychologist
numerologist
ornithologist
pharmacologist
phytologist
reflexologist
Scientologist
virologist

Synonyms and antonyms of phrenologist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phrenologist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHRENOLOGIST

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骨相家
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phrenologist
570 millions of speakers

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phrenologist
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phrenologist
380 millions of speakers
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phrenologist
280 millions of speakers

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френолог
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frenologista
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phrenologist
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phrénologiste
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Ahli fenologi
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Phrenologe
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骨相学者
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골상학
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Phrenologist
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nhà nảo học
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phrenologist
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स्वसंशोधक
75 millions of speakers

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frenolojist
70 millions of speakers

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frenologo
65 millions of speakers

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phrenologist
50 millions of speakers

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френології
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frenolog
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κρανιολόγος
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Translator English - Afrikaans

phrenologist
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phrenologist
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phrenologist
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Trends of use of phrenologist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRENOLOGIST»

The term «phrenologist» is normally little used and occupies the 124.455 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRENOLOGIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phrenologist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHRENOLOGIST»

Discover the use of phrenologist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phrenologist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Phrenologist's Daughter: A Tale
THE. PHRENOLOGIST'S. DAUGHTER. CHAPTER I. IT 'would have been evident to the most Imdiscerning stranger that a difference of opinion, a dispute—perhaps even a quarrel—existed between Mr. and Mrs. Pheeler. The husband wasa ...
‎1854
2
The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
So, for example, if a person's head showed a large organ of Benevolence, the phrenologist would conclude that this person was highly benevolent. If the area of the head marked as Benevolence was comparatively small or if it presented an  ...
3
Phrenographic Register, Or Phrenologist's Assistant, in ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Mary Anne Galton Schimmelpenninck, 2012
4
The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health
Of the remarks which follow the errors of the course here condemned, and in explanation of the opposite course which, as a religious man and a phrenologist, our author would recommend, we cannot here speak at length ; but must be content ...
‎1839
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
[Exit. SCENE THE SECOND. A Phrenologist s Study. — Casts, Boxes, and Skulls, arranged round the Room. Dr Brain, Mrs Atkins, a Child. Dr Brain. Well, my good Mrs Atkins, I see that you have brought your son to be examined. Mrs A thins.
‎1826
6
500 More Little-Known Facts in Mormon History
One of the most popular pseudo-sciences in the nineteenth century was phrenology, the practice of revealing character and mental capacity by feeling the conformation of the skull. The leading phrenologist in the mid-nineteenth century was ...
George W. Givens, 2004
7
The token and Atlantic souvenir. A Christmas and new year's ...
And what if her husband was a Materialist, or even a Phrenologist, was that a reason for tearing her bridal wreath, and trampling it under foot ? She stooped with a feeling of shame and sorrow to save what there was left of it. Was that a reason ...
Samuel Griswold Goodrich, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1837
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Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians
248 A PHRENOLOGIST'S VISIT. portunate however, and, having brought them a number of presents at different times, it was agreed at Mr. Melody's suggestion, one day, as the quickest way of getting rid of him, that he should be allowed to ...
George Catlin, 2001
9
The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany
The phrenologist can the elevation of his science, and, looking oil, can see the spring of every movement passion-driven crowd below. Several fun- .ome to his aid. He knows that the cerebral _-ach individual, acted on by his circumstances, ...
‎1837
10
Selections from the Phrenological Journal : Comprising Forty ...
By its means the phrenologist derives both profit and pleasure, where another man finds only dulness and ennui. Place him, for instance, in a stage-coach or in a steam-boat among strangers, he has no difficulty in passing his time to his ...
Robert Cox, James Simpson, 1836

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHRENOLOGIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phrenologist is used in the context of the following news items.
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The skull, the phrenologist and the solution to a 150-year-old mystery
'He was possibly the most famous or notorious phrenologist of the 19th century but whether he believes in phrenology is a moot point,' says ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Aboriginal man Jim Crow's macabre journey retold by Alexandra …
A few minutes after the execution, celebrated phrenologist AS Hamilton took a plaster cast of Jim's head. Three months later Hamilton tried to ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
3
The first novels of Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh were more …
... muttering widow Nonder-Ma (Nondo's mother,) and of course Balaram, the amateur phrenologist whose obsessions bring doom to his family. «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
4
Charles Darwins Captain, a Footnote in History, Was First Modern …
Darwin was suggested, though it nearly did not happen because Fitzroy, an avid phrenologist, thought Darwin's nose meant he did not have ... «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
5
Combining old and new to teach medical students
... throat, a little hammer to test reflexes and even a map of bumps of the head that phrenologist medicine men used to use to “diagnose” illness. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jun 15»
6
In short: non-fiction book reviews
A few months after Crow's execution, showman phrenologist A.S. Hamilton was charged with attempting to exhume Crow's head. Alexandra ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
7
Book tells of 19th century body-snatching and skull collecting
Phrenologist A S Hamilton from the book Hanged Man and the Body Thief. ... By typing 'Hamilton', 'phrenologist' and 'Jim Crow' in to National ... «The Age, Jun 15»
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Today in history for Friday, June 19, 2015
1865 -- 150 years ago: Fowler, the eminent phrenologist, is down on the system of trundling infants backwards in their little wagons. He says ... «Quad-Cities Online, Jun 15»
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Caitlyn Jenner Unites Old Time Religionists and Gender Feminists …
Citing neuroscientist and reverse phrenologist Gina Rippon, she endorses the claim that "The differences between male and female brains are ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Summer books: Hunt down these killer mysteries
A phrenologist examines the shape of John's scalp to determine the psychological motives for his crimes. While the doctor feels John's Carnal ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 15»

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