ology

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the suffix -ology in the names of many sciences

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ology (plural ologies)

  1. (colloquial) Any branch of learning, especially one ending in “-logy”.
    • 1854: Charles Dickens, Hard Times - You learnt a great deal, Louisa, and so did your brother. Ologies of all kinds, from morning to night. If there is an Ology left, of any description, that has not been worn to rags...
    • 1902: William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience - The ideal world, for them, is not a world of facts, but only of the meaning of facts; it is a point of view for judging facts. It appertains to a different "-ology," ...

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