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n. pl. ty·pol·o·gies
1. The study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common.
2. A theory or doctrine of types, as in scriptural studies.
ty′po·log′i·cal (tī′pə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), ty′po·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
(Theology) chiefly Christian theol the doctrine or study of types or of the correspondence between them and the realities which they typify
typological, ˌtypoˈlogic adj
ty•pol•o•gy(taɪˈpɒl ə dʒi)
1. the study of types or prefigurative symbols in scriptural literature.
2. a systematic classification or study of types.
4. the study and classification of languages according to structural features, without reference to their histories.
the analysis of symbolism, especially of the meaning of Scripture types. — typologist, n. — typological, adj.See also: Bible