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tropology

[ troh-pol-uh-jee ]
/ troʊˈpɒl ə dʒi /
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noun, plural tro·pol·o·gies for 2.

the use of figurative language in speech or writing.
a treatise on figures of speech or tropes.
the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning.

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Origin of tropology

1510–20; <Late Latin tropologia<Greek tropología.See trope, -o-, -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM tropology

trop·o·log·ic [trop-uh-loj-ik, troh-puh-], /ˌtrɒp əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌtroʊ pə-/, trop·o·log·i·cal, adjectivetrop·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tropology

tropology
/ (trɒˈpɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

rhetoric the use of figurative language in speech or writing
Christian theol the educing of moral or figurative meanings from the Scriptures
a treatise on tropes or figures of speech

Derived forms of tropology

tropologic or tropological, adjective

Word Origin for tropology

C16: via Late Latin from Greek tropalogia; see trope, -logy
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