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From Ancient Greek πόλεμος (pólemos, war) + -logy.


polemology (uncountable)

  1. The study of human conflict and war.
    • 1870, The Fortnightly Review, volume 14, page 43:
      The Destructive, as well as the Industrial, instinct in Man would claim a separate science; and we should have a Polemology or Polemonomy, and about 10,000 other sciences.
    • 2012, H. Parret, The Aesthetics of Communication: Pragmatics and Beyond, page 31:
      Strategy as calculus on the one hand, and strategy as manipulation/manoeuvre on the other: these are two types presupposing two kinds of polemology.


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