tropology

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek τροπολογία (tropología), from τρόπος (trópos) + λόγος (lógos)

Noun[edit]

tropology (plural tropologies)

  1. The use of a trope.
    • 1994, Lee Edelman, Homographesis, hardcover edition, preface page xiv
      These essays, in other words, endeavor to read the literary, cultural, and political implications of the tropologies of sexuality that are put into play once the field of sexuality becomes charged by the widespread availability of a "homosexual" identity, and they explore the determining relation between "homosexuality" and "identity" as both have been constructed in modern Euro-American societies.

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