ology

/ol"euh jee/, n., pl. ologies. Informal or facetious.
any science or branch of knowledge.
[1795-1805; extracted from words like BIOLOGY, GEOLOGY where the element -LOGY is preceded by -o-; see -O-]

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  • -ology — [äl′ə jē] 〚initial medial O + LOGY〛 combining form LOGY * * * ology suff. Variant of logy. * * * …   Universalium

  • ology — [äl′ə jē] [< OLOGY] n. pl. ologies a branch of learning; science: a humorous usage …   English World dictionary

  • Ology — Ol o*gy, n. [See { logy}.] A colloquial or humorous name for any science or branch of knowledge. [1913 Webster] He had a smattering of mechanics, of physiology, geology, mineralogy, and all other ologies whatsoever. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ology — suffix indicating branch of knowledge, science, now the usual form of LOGY (Cf. logy). Originally used c.1800 in nonce formations (commonsensology, etc.), it gained legitimacy by influence of the proper formation in geology, mythology, etc.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • -ology — [äl′ə jē] [initial medial O + LOGY] combining form LOGY …   English World dictionary

  • Ology — This article is about the website. For the suffix, see logy. Ology Corp Type Online entertainment and social media Company Founder Beth Haggerty and Vivian Moran …   Wikipedia

  • -ology — [[t] ɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] SUFFIX ology is used at the end of some nouns that refer to a particular science or subject, for example geology or sociology …   English dictionary

  • ology — noun /ˈɒlədʒi,ˈɑlədʒi/ Any branch of learning, especially one ending in “ logy”. See Also: logy …   Wiktionary

  • -ology — See logia. * * * suffix see logy …   Medical dictionary

  • ology — Synonyms and related words: academic discipline, academic specialty, applied science, area, arena, art, concern, department of knowledge, discipline, domain, field, field of inquiry, field of study, natural science, province, pure science,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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