- the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
- (loosely) metaphysics.
Origin of ontology
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Associated words: ontology, metaphysics, ontological, ontologist.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
- philosophy the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being
- logic the set of entities presupposed by a theory
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Word Origin and History for ontologist
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