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[ol-uh-jee] /ˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural ologies. Informal or Facetious.
any science or branch of knowledge.
Origin of ology
1795-1805; extracted from words like biology, geology where the element -logy is preceded by -o-; see -o- Unabridged
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  • 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


noun (pl) -gies
(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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