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ology

[ol-uh-jee]
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noun, plural ol·o·gies. Informal or Facetious.
  1. 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-
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Examples from the Web for ology

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

noun plural -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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