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a combining form of Greek origin meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management,”: astronomy; economy; taxonomy.
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How to use -nomy in a sentence
Leaving his eels now, calling out to old Nomy that she might take away the supper, Duffham came off with us at once.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for -nomy
n combining form
indicating a science or the laws governing a certain field of knowledgeagronomy; economy
Derived forms of -nomy-nomic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -nomy
from Greek -nomia law; related to nemein to distribute, control
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