somatotype

somatotype
noun a category to which people are assigned according to their bodily physique (usually endomorphic, mesomorphic, or ectomorphic).
Derivatives
somatotyping noun
Origin
1940s: coined by W. H. Sheldon in The Varieties of Human Physique.

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  • somatotype — 1. The constitutional or body type of an individual. 2. The particular constitutional or body type associated with a particular personality type. * * * so·ma·to·type sō mət ə .tīp, sō mat ə n a body type or physique esp. in a system of classifi …   Medical dictionary

  • somatotype — somatotipas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportininko kūno dydžio ir struktūros išraiška. Somatotipas išreiškiamas 3 matmenimis: endomorfiniu (poodinis riebalų kiekis), mezomorfiniu (raumenų ir griaučių išugdymo lygis),… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • Somatotype and Constitutional Psychology — Constitutional psychology is a theory, developed in the 1940s by American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon, associating body types with human temperament types. Sheldon proposed that the human physique be classed according to the relative… …   Wikipedia

  • Somatotype and constitutional psychology — Constitutional psychology is a theory, developed in the 1940s by American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon, associating body types with human temperament types. Sheldon proposed that the human physique be classed according to the relative… …   Wikipedia

  • somatotype — noun Date: 1940 body type ; physique …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • somatotype — noun a) body build b) a type of physique Syn: constitutional type See Also: physiognomy …   Wiktionary

  • somatotype — so·ma·to·type …   English syllables

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