polemology

[poh-luh-mol-uh-jee]

noun

the analysis of human conflict and war, particularly international war.

Nearby words

  1. polemicist,
  2. polemicize,
  3. polemics,
  4. polemist,
  5. polemize,
  6. polemoniaceous,
  7. polenta,
  8. poler,
  9. poles apart,
  10. polestar

Origin of polemology

1935–40; < Greek pólemo(s) war + -logy

Related formspo·lem·o·log·i·cal [puh-lem-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /pəˌlɛm əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepo·le·mol·o·gist, noun

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Word Origin and History for polemology

polemology

n.

the study of war, 1870, from Greek polemos "war," of unknown origin, + connective -o- + -logy.

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