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n. pl. tro·pol·o·gies
1. The use of tropes in speech or writing.
2. A mode of biblical interpretation insisting on the morally edifying sense of tropes in the Scriptures.

[Late Latin tropologia, from Late Greek tropologiā : Greek tropos, trope; see trope + Greek -logiā, -logy.]

tro′po·log′ic (trō′pə-lŏj′ĭk, trŏp′ə-), tro′po·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
tro′po·log′i·cal·ly adv.
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n, pl -gies
1. (Rhetoric) rhetoric the use of figurative language in speech or writing
2. (Theology) Christian theol the educing of moral or figurative meanings from the Scriptures
3. (Rhetoric) a treatise on tropes or figures of speech
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek tropologia; see trope, -logy]
ˌtropoˈlogic, ˌtropoˈlogical adj
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(troʊˈpɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. the use of figurative language in speech or writing.
2. the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning.
[1510–20; < Late Latin tropologia < Greek tropología]
trop•o•log•ic (ˌtrɒp əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌtroʊ pə-) trop`o•log′i•cal, adj.
trop`o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
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1. the use of flgurative language in writing.
2. a treatise on figures of speech or tropes. — tropologic, tropological, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
a method of interpreting biblical literature emphasizing the moral implications of the tropes, or figures of speech, used in its composition. — tropological, adj.
See also: Bible
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I also suggest that Delano deploys a challenging tropology, which impedes casual visual consumption and which defies inter-subjective identification.
In the first place, to think of Virginia Woolf in the way I have been suggesting--as identifying the artist-activist with the figure of the spy--is to conceive of a late-modernist Woolf who is more in company with the so-called Auden generation than she is with the pantheon of "high modernists." The tropology of train journeys, border crossings, disguises, and clandestine meetings so common in the early poetry of Auden and the novels of Christopher Isherwood finds an unlikely parallel in the mysterious passengers and secret societies that populate Woolf's writing.
Tropology is that mode of exegetical reading that seeks to transform Christian doctrine into the practices of the reader's own life, as distinguished from allegorical reading--which seeks to explicate doctrine--, and anagogical reading--which seeks the final fulfilment of doctrine in the union of the soul with God.
* Nafahat al-azhar 'ala nasamat al-ashar, a large commentary on al-Nabulusi's own Badi'iyya or "poem on tropology," written in three weeks after some people voiced doubt that he had authored the poem.
A 3D object in Euclidean space and a 3D tropology in topology space are represented with a graph using NRS [2].
We find that, under the same communication conditions as those in asymptotical consensus, our control protocols work well; that is, the terminal time dependent time-varying control protocol can solve a consensus problem at any present time if the undirected communication tropology is connected.
According to de Lubac, Origen is not even exclusively tied to using [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] to describe his task, using along with it: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (anagogy), [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (tropology), [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (understanding), [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (thinking), [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (type) and various terms related to [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (spirit).
Were Oprah Winfrey's and Jerry Springer's respective audiences literate in Jewish survivor tropology? Beyond the examples of fake Holocaust memoirs that Rothe examines, how many trauma camp purveyors and mis lit authors pored over survivor writings or heeded the judgments of that "small, but culturally influential elite" for whom Wiesel allegedly "embodies victimhood and survivorship" (3)?
Standing at the juncture of tropology and catachresis, I can only avow one thing: that outside the frames of anthropocentric and anthropomorphising language there still reside entities which are not reducible to the same.