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ology

[ol-uh-jee] /ˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural ologies. Informal or Facetious.
1.
any science or branch of knowledge.
Origin of ology
1795-1805
1795-1805; extracted from words like biology, geology where the element -logy is preceded by -o-; see -o-
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Historical Examples
  • But nowhere else in nature will you find such useless “ology,”

    The Dead Men's Song Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
  • But there is something--not an ology at all--that your father has missed, or forgotten.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • No 'ism or 'ology has ever established any scientific principle which has contributed to the general welfare of the people.

  • Do not shy from study of the science of mind because it is an "ology" and therefore may seem hard.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
British Dictionary definitions for ology

ology

/ˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
(informal) a science or other branch of knowledge
Word Origin
C19: abstracted from words with this ending, such as theology, biology, etc; see -logy
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