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[glo-sol-uh-jee, glaw-]
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noun Archaic.
  1. linguistics.
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Origin of glossology

First recorded in 1710–20; glosso- + -logy
Related formsglos·so·log·i·cal [glos-uh-loj-i-kuh l, glaw-suh-] /ˌglɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌglɔ sə-/, adjectiveglos·sol·o·gist, noun
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Related Words for glossology

connotation, interpretation, definition, explanation, explication, exposition, semiotics, symbolism, denotation, semiology, exegetics, glossology, significs

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Historical Examples of glossology

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

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Glossology, the department of botany in which technical terms are explained.

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

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • 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


  1. an obsolete term for linguistics
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Derived Formsglossological (ˌɡlɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveglossologist, noun
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