a combining form of Greek origin meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management,”: astronomy; economy; taxonomy.

Words nearby -nomy

Origin of -nomy

< Greek -nomia law. See nomo-, -y3
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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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