[ glo-sol-uh-jee, glaw- ]
/ glɒˈsɒl ə dʒi, glɔ- /

noun Archaic.

Origin of glossology

First recorded in 1710–20; glosso- + -logy


glos·so·log·i·cal [glos-uh-loj-i-kuhl, glaw-suh-], /ˌglɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌglɔ sə-/, adjectiveglos·sol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for glossology

  • It is proved by physiology, by psychology, by glossology, and by civil history.

    Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke
  • Glossology, the department of botany in which technical terms are explained.

  • Terminology treats of technical terms; same as Glossology, 181.

  • This has appeared and is proved by means of glossology, or the science of language.

    Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke

British Dictionary definitions for glossology

/ (ɡlɒˈsɒlədʒɪ) /


an obsolete term for linguistics

Derived forms of glossology

glossological (ˌɡlɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveglossologist, noun
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