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on·o·mas·tics

 (ŏn′ə-măs′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1.
a. The study of the origins and forms of proper names.
b. The study of the origins and forms of terms used in specialized fields.
2. The system that underlies the formation and use of proper names or terms used in specialized fields.

onomastics

(ˌɒnəˈmæstɪks)
n
1. (Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the study of proper names, esp of their origins
2. (Linguistics) (functioning as singular or plural) a systematization of the facts about how proper names are formed in a given language

on•o•mas•tics

(ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names.
[1930–35]

onomastics

onomatology. — onomastician, n. — onomastic, adj.
See also: Names
the study of names and their origins. — onomastic, adj. — onomastician, n.
See also: Linguistics

onomastics

The study of the history, forms, and origins of proper nouns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.onomastics - the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names
lexicology - the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language
Translations

onomastics

[ˌɒnəʊˈmæstɪks] NSINGonomástica f
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