a combining form used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge: paleontology; theology.
a termination of nouns referring to writing, discourses, collections, etc.: trilogy; martyrology.
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British Dictionary definitions for -logy
n combining form
indicating the science or study ofmusicology
indicating writing, discourse, or body of writingstrilogy; phraseology; martyrology
Derived Forms-logical or -logic, adj combining form-logist, n combining form
Word Origin for -logy
from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos
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Medicine definitions for -logy
Science; theory; study:dermatology.
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