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1. The branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of organs.
2. The branch of musicology that deals with musical instruments and their construction, acoustic properties, classification, history, and broader cultural context.

or′gan·o·log′ic (ôr′gə-nə-lŏj′ĭk, ôr-găn′ə-), or′gan·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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The title of his dissertation was 'The Afghani Rabab: Organological, musicological and anthropological study of Central Asian Lute from Central Asia'.
In the Toba case, for organological purposes, the addition of figures of these instruments would strengthen the author's theory due to the presence of different types of sarune among the Toba.
Perhaps the best know economic historian in the organological field is Cyril Ehrlich, whose work on the piano trade in particular is paradigmatic of how musical instruments can contribute to wider historical debates.
248) were adopted more slowly in symphonic music than in sonatas and string quartets (which he ascribes to organological and social reasons), he provides in table 10.
I have divided this latter section into two parts, one dealing with the organological features of the musical instruments involved, and the other containing a detailed analysis of the music sung and played during this ritual.
The chalumeau is a woodwind instrument of the clarinet family, appearing in the 18th-century organological terminology as "vox humana".
This grouping of devices defying organological taxonomy (though vaguely related to player pianos, xylophones, cymbals, and slide guitars) generated a palpable tension in the room, as if phantoms of those killed by weapons were playing the sound track to a scene of their own demise.
as with the Bologna University during the eleventh century, then with the Renaissance era, then with the Enlightment and Kant's question in Le conflit des facultes, we are living a significant organological change--knowledge instruments are changing and these instruments are not just means but rather shape an epistemic environment, an episteme, as Michel Foucault used to say.
The main organological elements of the device and the calculation elements of the dynamic behavior on axis are presented within figure 1.
The third section of the monograph is devoted to Spielhagen's largely forgotten later novels, reconstructing the author's increasing disillusionment with German cultural and political developments in the Wilhelminian Empire, as indicated by the rather old-fashioned organological metaphor of 'Germany's false dawn' in the title of the study.
26) "John's organological conception of the State was outstanding because it did not simply stop at a stage where a parallel was drawn between social ranks and institutions of the State and the corresponding parts of the human body, but also encompassed the socio-political life in its totality.
However, he had measured the Herwig recorders accurately enough in order to redesign them in 1934, and he had known enough about what any specific organological changes would do musically, that he could draw logical designs so that Herwig was able to make the Herwiga Rex and the Hamlin recorders.