orismology

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orismology (uncountable)

  1. (rare, lexicography) The explanation of technical terms.
  2. (rare, lexicography) Technical terms collectively; terminology.
    • 1815, William Kirby and William Spence, “Preface”, in An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects: with Plates[1], volume 1, 3rd edition, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, published 1818, page xii:
      In the Terminology, or what, to avoid the barbarism of a word compounded of Latin and Greek, they would beg to call the Orismology of the science, they have endeavoured to introduce throughout a greater degree of precision and concinnity—dividing it into general and partial Orismology; []

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