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 (sī-nŏl′ə-jē, sĭ-)
The study of Chinese language, literature, or civilization.

Si′no·log′i·cal (sī′nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, sĭn′ə-) adj.
Si·nol′o·gist n.


(saɪˈnɒlədʒɪ; sɪ-)
1. (Peoples) the study of Chinese history, language, culture, etc
2. (Languages) the study of Chinese history, language, culture, etc
3. (Historical Terms) the study of Chinese history, language, culture, etc
Sinological adj
Siˈnologist n
Sinologue n


(saɪˈnɒl ə dʒi, sɪ-)

the study of the language, literature, etc., of China.
Si•no•log•i•cal (ˌsaɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsɪn-) adj.


the branch of anthropology that studies Chinese culture. — Sinologist, Sinologue, n. — Sinological, adj.
See also: China


The study of the history, culture, and language of China.
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Noun1.Sinology - the study of Chinese history and language and culture
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"


[ˌsaɪˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nsinología f


nSinologie f
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