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phi·lat·e·ly

 (fĭ-lăt′l-ē)
n.
The collection and study of postage stamps, postmarks, and related materials; stamp collecting.

[French philatélie : Greek phil-, philo-, philo- + Greek ateleia, exemption from payment (because a postage stamp indicates prepayment of postage) (a-, without; see a-1 + telos, tax, charge; see telə- in Indo-European roots).]

phil′a·tel′ic (fĭl′ə-tĕl′ĭk), phil′a·tel′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phil′a·tel′i·cal·ly adv.
phi·lat′e·list n.

philately

(fɪˈlætəlɪ)
n
(Philately) the collection and study of postage stamps and all related material concerned with postal history
[C19: from French philatélie, from philo- + Greek ateleia exemption from charges (here referring to stamps), from a-1 +telos tax, payment]
philatelic adj
ˌphilaˈtelically adv
phiˈlatelist n

phi•lat•e•ly

(fɪˈlæt l i)

n.
the collection and study of postage and revenue stamps and other material relating to postal or fiscal history.
[< French philatélie (1864) < Greek phil- phil- + atéleia freedom from duties (i.e., recipient's freedom from delivery charges by virtue of the sender's prepayment with a stamp), n. derivative of atelḗs untaxed =a- a-6 + -telēs, adj. derivative of télos service, duty; see -y3]
phil•a•tel•ic (ˌfɪl əˈtɛl ɪk) adj.
phil`a•tel′i•cal•ly, adv.
phi•lat′e•list, n.

philately

the collecting of postage stamps. — philatelist, n.
See also: Collections and Collecting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philately - the collection and study of postage stampsphilately - the collection and study of postage stamps
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together
aerophilately - the collection and study of airmail stamps
Translations
جَمْع الطَّوابِع البريديَّه
filatelie
filateli
filateliapostimerkkeily
bélyeggyûjtés
frímerkjasöfnun
filatelijafilatelijosfilatelistas
filatēlija
filatelia
filateli
pulculuk

philately

[fɪˈlætəlɪ] Nfilatelia f

philately

[fɪˈlætəli] nphilatélie f

philately

philately

[fɪˈlætəlɪ] nfilatelia

philately

(fiˈlatəli) noun
the study and collecting of postage-stamps.
ˌphilaˈtelic (-ˈte-) adjective
phiˈlatelist noun
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The exhibition, held under the patronage of the Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP), boasts some 200 exhibitors and 30 dealers from 24 countries, and will run until November 25.
Philately provides a lot of scope to those postal corporations aspiring to play a prominent role at the global level of postal activities, opined some of the delegates at the ongoing World Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) at the Qatar National Convention Centre.