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axiology

[ak-see-ol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion.
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Origin of axiology

1905–10; < French axiologie < Greek axí(a) worth, value + -ologie; see -o-, -logy
Related formsax·i·o·log·i·cal [ak-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæk si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveax·i·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbax·i·ol·o·gist, noun
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Related Words for axiological

major, paramount, integral, crucial, indispensable, constitutional, elemental, theoretical, underlying, necessary, vital, significant, radical, elementary, central, principal, intrinsic, essential, structural, prime

British Dictionary definitions for axiological

axiology

noun
  1. philosophy the theory of values, moral or aesthetic
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Derived Formsaxiological (ˌæksɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveaxiologically, adverbaxiologist, noun

Word Origin for axiology

C20: from Greek axios worthy
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