[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM tropologytrop·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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Above and beyond all is that divine something to which divine Scripture leads, either in allegory or tropology.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for 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 tropologytropologic or tropological, adjective
Word Origin for tropology
C16: via Late Latin from Greek tropalogia; see trope, -logy
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