Meaning of “ology” in the English Dictionary

"ology" in British English

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ologynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /ˈɑː.lə.dʒi/ UK informal

a subject that is studied at school, college, or university and is thought to need a large amount of special knowledge:

"What's his new girlfriend studying?" "Oh, some ology or other. Pharmacology, I think."


uk / -ɒl.ə.dʒi/ us / -ɑː.lə.dʒi/

(Definition of “ology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)