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terminology

[ tur-muh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌtɜr məˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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noun, plural ter·mi·nol·o·gies.
the system of terms belonging or peculiar to a science, art, or specialized subject; nomenclature: the terminology of botany.
the science of terms, as in particular sciences or arts.
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Origin of terminology

1795–1805; <Medieval Latin termin(us) term + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM terminology

ter·mi·no·log·i·cal [tur-muh-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌtɜr mə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveter·mi·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverbter·mi·nol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for terminology

terminology
/ (ˌtɜːmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies
the body of specialized words relating to a particular subject
the study of terms

Derived forms of terminology

terminological (ˌtɜːmɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveterminologically, adverbterminologist, noun

Word Origin for terminology

C19: from Medieval Latin terminus term, from Latin: end
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