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necrology

[nuh-krol-uh-jee, ne-]
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noun, plural ne·crol·o·gies.
  1. a list of persons who have died within a certain time.
  2. a notice of death; obituary.
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Origin of necrology

First recorded in 1720–30; necro- + -logy
Related formsnec·ro·log·i·cal [nek-ruh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌnɛk rəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, nec·ro·log·ic, adjectivenec·ro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbne·crol·o·gist, noun
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Related Words for necrology

eulogy, obit, register, announcement, necrology

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British Dictionary definitions for necrology

necrology

noun plural -gies
  1. a list of people recently dead
  2. a less common word for obituary
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Derived Formsnecrological (ˌnɛkrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivenecrologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for necrology

n.

"register of deaths, obituary," 1705, from necro- + -logy.

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necrology in Medicine

necrology

(nə-krŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The science of the collection, classification, and interpretation of mortality statistics.
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Related formsne•crolo•gist n.
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