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ty·pol·o·gy

 (tī-pŏl′ə-jē)
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.

typology

(taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Theology) chiefly Christian theol the doctrine or study of types or of the correspondence between them and the realities which they typify
typological, ˌtypoˈlogic adj
ˌtypoˈlogically adv
tyˈpologist n

ty•pol•o•gy

(taɪˈpɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the study of types or prefigurative symbols in scriptural literature.
2. a systematic classification or study of types.
3. symbolism.
4. the study and classification of languages according to structural features, without reference to their histories.
[1835–45]
ty•pol′o•gist, n.

typology

the analysis of symbolism, especially of the meaning of Scripture types. — typologist, n.typological, adj.
See also: Bible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typology - classification according to general type
classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, assortment, categorisation, categorization - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
Translations

typology

[taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ] Ntipología f

typology

nTypologie f

typology

[taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ] ntipologia
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Further, similar features in adjacent genealogically unrelated languages may also be instances of typologically similar developments and therefore ultimately instances of chance.
Authier's multilayered grammar fits very well with the many unusual and typologically remarkable characteristics of Judeo-Tat.
Inside were the remains of two individuals and a range of grave goods, allowing the tomb to be typologically dated to the late seventh or early sixth century BC.
Typologically, (5) a referendum within the Greek constitutional order is a state referendum in the sense that the plebiscite initiative strictly belongs to State institutions of both the legislative and executive branches.
In Memoriam, he argues, is structured typologically, running backwards and forwards in time due to its dedication page marking the date of Hallam's death and its detached proem dated 1849 (the only section to bear a date) that recants all that follows.
Indeed, medieval depictions of Blind Synagoga sometimes replace the female allegorical figure with Moses or a decrepit man, types that are visually and typologically comparable to Joseph--a very old man with horns and a broken rod.
Divided into three movements, the book shifts with impressive ease from author-centered chapters to chapters focusing on literary techniques of estrangement and translation, to chapters organized typologically around the figures of the slave and the woman who exemplify the way we abject most the strangers we most need.
Linguists explore the factors determining the referential interpretation of noun phrases across a wide array of typologically unrelated languages including Armenian, French Sign Language, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, and Tatar.
Landow recalls not only the importance of scripture, inherent in Evangelical thought like that in which Ruskin was reared, but the Evangelical injunction--common for example in the "famous tracts of Bishop Ryle, which Ruskin later recommended to others"--that we must read the "Old" Testament typologically, "with Christ continually in view" (334).
Typologically, grammatical markings of temporality are quite complicated.
At these conversions, both "characters" read the Bible typologically, employing a hermeneutics that has epistemological, ontological, and ethical ramifications for the reading self: the text simultaneously identifies, reforms, and instructs the self who is reading.
The rich symbolism of the passage leaves it typologically ripe for a number of sermons.