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symbology

[sim-bol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of symbols.
  2. the use of symbols; symbolism.
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Origin of symbology

1830–40; by haplology, symbolo- (combining form of symbol) + -logy
Related formssym·bo·log·i·cal [sim-buh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsɪm bəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivesym·bol·o·gist, noun
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Related Words for symbology

thought, suspicion, indication, notion, connotation, allusion, whisper, inkling, strain, signification, telltale, breath, cue, vein, reminder, insinuation, trace, symbol, clue, smack

Examples from the Web for symbology

Historical Examples of symbology

  • They must have a symbology for the calibration of scientific instruments.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • This symbology is universal, because it is fundamentally true.

    Avatras

    Annie Besant

  • They certainly must have a symbology for the calibration of scientific instruments.

    Anything You Can Do

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Of course the other party had their symbology too—like the Teapot Celebration.

    The House from Nowhere

    Arthur G. Stangland

  • Even many of those in which the symbology had to be thought out at length, were painted in an hour.


British Dictionary definitions for symbology

symbology

noun
  1. the use, study, or interpretation of symbols
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Derived Formssymbological (ˌsɪmbəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivesymbologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for symbology

n.

1840, from Modern Latin symbolia (from Greek symbolon; see symbol) + -ology.

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