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n. pl. ty·pol·o·gies
1. The study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common.
2. A theory or doctrine of types, as in scriptural studies.

ty′po·log′i·cal (tī′pə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), ty′po·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
ty′po·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ty·pol′o·gist n.


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The highest position in a hierarchy defines a macroparameter, a major typological property, lower positions define successively more local properties.
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These results are then presented using a dendrogram, which shows the overall typological grouping of the dialects.
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As inclusion in the catalogue of artefacts from these volumes would have largely overstepped the 8000 mark, Lo Schiavo has retained only those new types that enlarge the typological framework.
This essay argues that while both Crusoe and Augustine employ typological hermeneutics while reading the Bible, their hermeneutics are informed by vastly different ontological, epistemological, and ethical assumptions and emphases.
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It was in this sprawling American metropolis that the 26-year-old Stephen Shore met the Dusseldorf photographer Hilla Becher, whose typological photographic documentation of water-towers, which she had put together with her husband Bernd Becher, had gone on display at Ileana Sonnabend's renowned gallery the previous year.