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The branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being.
1. (Philosophy) philosophy the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being
2. (Logic) logic the set of entities presupposed by a theory
on•tol•o•gy(ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi)
1. the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
2. (loosely) metaphysics.
on•to•log•i•cal (ˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) on`to•log′ic, adj.
ontology, phenomenology - Ontology is the branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature or essence of being or existence, the opposite of phenomenology, the science of phenomena.
See also related terms for phenomena.
philosophical inquiry into the nature of being itself, a branch of metaphysics. — ontologist, n. — ontologie, ontological, ontologistic, adj.See also: Philosophy
The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of being.
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|Noun||1.||ontology - (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations|
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
|2.||ontology - the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence|
metaphysics - the philosophical study of being and knowing