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on·tol·o·gy

 (ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being.

on·tol′o·gist n.

ontology

(ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
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
ˌontoˈlogical adj
ˌontoˈlogically adv

on•tol•o•gy

(ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.
2. (loosely) metaphysics.
[1715–25; < New Latin ontologia. See onto-, -logy]
on•to•log•i•cal (ˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) on`to•log′ic, adj.
on•tol′o•gist, n.

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.

ontology

philosophical inquiry into the nature of being itself, a branch of metaphysics. — ontologist, n.ontologie, ontological, ontologistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy

ontology

The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of being.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
2.ontology - the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence
metaphysics - the philosophical study of being and knowing
Translations
ontologie
ontologija
ontologi

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Nontología f

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒi] nontologie f

ontology

nOntologie f

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] n (Philosophy) → ontologia
References in classic literature ?
Positive science deals only with phenomena, yet you are foolish enough to strive to be ontologists and to deal with noumena.
Architects, modelers and ontologists are faced with multiple tools and standards that are not working together - their viewpoints and data are not easily shared.
Ontologists working with domain experts further analyze RDF representations to organize taxonomic assessment hierarchies.

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