ology

[ ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun, plural ol·o·gies. Informal or Facetious.

any science or branch of knowledge.

Origin of ology

1795–1805; extracted from words like biology, geology where the element -logy is preceded by -o-; see -o-
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Examples from the Web for ology

  • But there is something--not an ology at all--that your father has missed, or forgotten.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • No 'ism or 'ology has ever established any scientific principle which has contributed to the general welfare of the people.

  • But nowhere else in nature will you find such useless “ology,”

    The Dead Men's Song|Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
  • Do not shy from study of the science of mind because it is an "ology" and therefore may seem hard.

    Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins

British Dictionary definitions for ology

ology

/ (ˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

informal a science or other branch of knowledge

Word Origin for ology

C19: abstracted from words with this ending, such as theology, biology, etc; see -logy
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