WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of -logy Middle English -logie
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British Dictionary definitions for -logy n combining form indicating the science or study of musicology indicating writing, discourse, or body of writings trilogy; phraseology; martyrology Derived Forms -logical or -logic, adj combining form -logist, n combining form Word Origin for -logy
-logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos
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word-forming element meaning "a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science," from Greek
-logia (often via French -logie or Medieval Latin -logia), from root of legein "to speak;" thus, "the character or deportment of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);" see lecture (n.).
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suff. Science; theory; study: dermatology.
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