-logy


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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Origin of -logy

Middle English -logie < Latin -logia < Greek. See -logue, -y3

Words nearby -logy

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British Dictionary definitions for -logy

-logy

n combining form

indicating the science or study ofmusicology
indicating writing, discourse, or body of writingstrilogy; phraseology; martyrology

Derived forms of -logy

-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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Medical definitions for -logy

-logy

suff.

Science; theory; study:dermatology.
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