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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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ontology

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

The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of being.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
ontologie
ontologija
ontologi

ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Nontología f
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ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒi] nontologie f
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ontology

nOntologie f
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ontology

[ɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] n (Philosophy) → ontologia
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