ology Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “ology” in the English Dictionary

"ology" in British English

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ologynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /ˈɑː.lə-/ UK informal
a ​subject that is ​studied at ​school, ​college, or ​university and is ​thought to need a ​largeamount of ​specialknowledge: "What's his new ​girlfriendstudying?" "Oh, some ology or other. Pharmacology, I ​think."


uk   /-ɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ɑː.lə.dʒi/
the ​scientificstudy of a ​particularsubject: geology climatology
(Definition of ology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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