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psephology

[ see-fol-uh-jee ]
/ siˈfɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the study of elections.
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Origin of psephology

First recorded in 1945–50; from Greek psêpho(s) “pebble” + -logy; so called from the Athenian custom of casting votes by means of pebbles

OTHER WORDS FROM psephology

pse·pho·log·i·cal [‐fuh-loj-i-kuhl], /‐fəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepse·phol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psephology

psephology
/ (sɛˈfɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the statistical and sociological study of elections

Derived forms of psephology

psephological (ˌsɛfəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsephologically, adverbpsephologist, noun

Word Origin for psephology

C20: from Greek psephos pebble, vote + -logy, from the ancient Greeks' custom of voting with pebbles
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