orismology


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orismology

(ˌɒrɪzˈmɒlədʒɪ)
n
the clarification of technical terminology

orismology

the science of defining technical terms. — orismologic, orismological, adj.
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I agree that the 'technical exegesis' of some of Cuddon's scansion 'verges on impertinence', but--as with all else--he tries very hard and sensitively, with nice phrases like Dionysus as the god of 'permissiveness' (53) and slang like orismology 'which this dictionary is in aid of'.