- any science or branch of knowledge.
Origin of ology
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Examples from the Web for ology
But nowhere else in nature will you find such useless “ology,”The Dead Men's Song
Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
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.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
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
- informal a science or other branch of knowledge
C19: abstracted from words with this ending, such as theology, biology, etc; see -logy
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