[ awr-nuh-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɔr nəˈθɒl ə dʒi /
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the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
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Origin of ornithology
OTHER WORDS FROM ornithologyor·ni·tho·log·i·cal [awr-nuh-thuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌɔr nə θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, or·ni·tho·log·ic, adjectiveor·ni·tho·log·i·cal·ly, adverbor·ni·thol·o·gist, nounun·or·ni·tho·log·i·cal, adjective
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How to use ornithology in a sentence
In our view, although ornithology is now a relatively gender-balanced field, more women need to be promoted into senior leadership positions, so that they can lead key decisions on research directions, funding and student projects.Few people knew female birds had unique songs—until women started studying them|By Omland, Rose & Odom/The Conversation|September 28, 2020|Popular-Science
In sober truth it might as well lay one open to the charge of being an ornithologist.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
And as for that Yankee ornithologist, he's hung himself with the Countess's corset—string—yes, he has!In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
To this list we must now add the name of the ornithologist Le Vaillant.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
Needless to state that in the monsoon the tank and the jhil are the happy hunting grounds of the ornithologist.
In the United Provinces the only nest which the ornithologist can be sure of finding is that of the white-backed vulture.
British Dictionary definitions for ornithology
/ (ˌɔːnɪˈθɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
Derived forms of ornithologyornithological (ˌɔːnɪθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveornithologically, adverbornithologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for ornithology
[ ôr′nə-thŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of birds.
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