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The study of the nature of values and value judgments.

[Greek axios, worth; see ag- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

ax′i·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ax′i·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ax′i·ol′o·gist n.


(Philosophy) philosophy the theory of values, moral or aesthetic
[C20: from Greek axios worthy]
axiological adj
ˌaxioˈlogically adv
ˌaxiˈologist n


(ˌæk siˈɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion.
[1905–10; < French axiologie < Greek axí(a) worth, value + French -ologie; -logy]
ax`i•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ax`i•o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.


Philosophy. the study of values, as those of aesthetics, ethics, or religion. — axiologist, n.axiological, adj.
See also: Values
the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion. — axiologist, n. — axiological, adj.
See also: Ethics
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Noun1.axiology - the study of values and value judgmentsaxiology - the study of values and value judgments
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
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