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axiology

[ak-see-ol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion.
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Origin of axiology

1905–10; < French axiologie < Greek axí(a) worth, value + -ologie; see -o-, -logy
Related formsax·i·o·log·i·cal [ak-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæk si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveax·i·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbax·i·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for axiology

axiology

noun
  1. philosophy the theory of values, moral or aesthetic
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Derived Formsaxiological (ˌæksɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveaxiologically, adverbaxiologist, noun

Word Origin

C20: from Greek axios worthy
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