axiology

[ak-see-ol-uh-jee]

noun

the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion.

Nearby words

  1. axillary vein,
  2. axinite,
  3. axio-,
  4. axiological,
  5. axiological ethics,
  6. axiom,
  7. axiom of choice,
  8. axiom of countability,
  9. axiomatic,
  10. axion

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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British Dictionary definitions for axiology

axiology

noun

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

Word Origin for axiology

C20: from Greek axios worthy

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