-nomy(word root) distribution, arrangement, management
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A system of laws governing or a body of knowledge about a specified field: aeronomy.
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n combining form
indicating a science or the laws governing a certain field of knowledge: agronomy; economy.
[from Greek -nomia law; related to nemein to distribute, control]
-nomic adj combining form
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a combining form meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management”: astronomy; economy; taxonomy.
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