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(word root) a science or branch of knowledge
Examples of words with the root -ology: biology, geology, psychology
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n. pl. ol·o·gies Informal
A branch of learning.

[From -ology.]
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n, pl -gies
informal a science or other branch of knowledge
[C19: abstracted from words with this ending, such as theology, biology, etc; see -logy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ology - an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
symbology - the study or the use of symbols and symbolism
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References in classic literature ?
Davis knew any quantity of Greek, Latin, algebra, and ologies of all sorts so he was called a fine teacher, and manners, morals, feelings, and examples were not considered of any particular importance.
'ologies and 'isms, as well as lighter subjects, with Anne, in the becushioned parlor of that domicile.
Any one of them knows far more about sociology and all the other ologies than the average captain of industry.
"We want none of your ologies here," snarled Judge Witberg.
"A fairly serious career was drowned in chicken fat and I spent the intervening years piecing back the profile." Actress Maureen Lipman recalling her BT 'ologies' commercials.