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glossology

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

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Origin of glossology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM glossology

glos·so·log·i·cal [glos-uh-loj-i-kuhl, glaw-suh-], /ˌglɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌglɔ sə-/, adjectiveglos·sol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for glossology

glossology
/ (ɡlɒˈsɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

an obsolete term for linguistics

Derived forms of glossology

glossological (ˌɡlɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveglossologist, noun
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