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a combining form of Greek origin meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management,”:
astronomy; economy; taxonomy.
Origin of -nomy
< Greek -nomia law. See nomo-, -y3 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -nomy


combining form
indicating a science or the laws governing a certain field of knowledge: agronomy, economy
Derived Forms
-nomic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -nomia law; related to nemein to distribute, control
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