[ gahr-bol-uh-jee ]
/ gɑrˈbɒl ə dʒi /
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the study of the material discarded by a society to learn what it reveals about social or cultural patterns.
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OTHER WORDS FROM garbologygar·bol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for garbology
/ (ɡɑːˈbɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of the contents of domestic dustbins to analyse the consumption patterns of households
Derived forms of garbologygarbologist, noun
Word Origin for garbology
C20: from garb (age) + ology
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