typology

[ tahy-pol-uh-jee ]
/ taɪˈpɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the doctrine or study of types or prefigurative symbols, especially in scriptural literature.
a systematic classification or study of types.
Linguistics. the study and classification of languages according to structural features, especially patterns of phonology, morphology, and syntax, without reference to their histories.

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Origin of typology

First recorded in 1835–45; typo- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM typology

ty·po·log·i·cal [tahy-puh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌtaɪ pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ty·po·log·ic, adjectivety·po·log·i·cal·ly, adverbty·pol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for typology

typology
/ (taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

mainly Christian theol the doctrine or study of types or of the correspondence between them and the realities which they typify

Derived forms of typology

typological (ˌtaɪpəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or typologic, adjectivetypologically, adverbtypologist, noun
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