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n. pl. ter·mi·nol·o·gies
1. The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
2. The study of nomenclature.

[German Terminologie, from Medieval Latin terminus, expression; see term.]

ter′mi·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ter′mi·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ter′mi·nol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.terminological - of or concerning terminology; "terminological disputes"
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[ˌtɜːmɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJterminológico
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(təːmiˈnolədʒi) plural termiˈnologies noun
the special words or phrases used in a particular art, science etc. legal terminology; Every science has its own terminology.
ˌterminoˈlogical adjective
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