[ see-fol-uh-jee ]
/ siˈfɒl ə dʒi /
the study of elections.
Origin of psephology
1950–55; < Greek psêpho(s) pebble + -logy; so called from the Athenian custom of casting votes by means of pebbles
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/ (sɛˈfɒlədʒɪ) /
the statistical and sociological study of elections
Word Origin for psephology
C20: from Greek psephos pebble, vote + -logy, from the ancient Greeks' custom of voting with pebbles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"study of elections," 1952, from Greek psephizein "to vote" (properly "to vote with pebbles," from psephos "pebble") + -logy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper