Definition of ethnographic in English:

ethnographic

(also ethnographical)

adjective

  • Relating to the scientific description of peoples and cultures with their customs, habits, and mutual differences.

    ‘ethnographic research in European border communities’
    • ‘This study is the result of ethnographic fieldwork completed during a period of 18 months.’
    • ‘This ethnographical museum (ethnography being the study of a particular society and culture) contains many prehistoric and historic instruments and textiles.’
    • ‘It takes time to perform ethnographic research correctly and to build the level of intimacy that takes researchers beyond what they could learn in a focus group setting.’
    • ‘He described the results of both his reading of the ethnographical literature and, even more importantly, the surveys he had conducted among the elderly in Sweden.’
    • ‘Using ethnographic methodology, she and other educators studied how the children developed mathematical knowledge in everyday life, then used this information as a foundation for an experimental math curriculum.’

Pronunciation

ethnographic

/ɛθnəˈɡrafɪk/