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The study of the nature of values and value judgments.

[Greek axios, worth; see ag- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

ax′i·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ax′i·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ax′i·ol′o·gist n.
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