Definition of ology in English:


Syllabification: ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˈäləjē

noun (plural ologies)

informal humorous
A subject of study; a branch of knowledge.
More example sentences
  • Well you've learned a lot from the ‘ologies that you studied: sociology, anthropology, and psychology, where religion is a kind of man-made myth that compensates for the have-nots.
  • Pathology is the study of diseases but, like many ologies (ideology, biology, epistemology etc), it has come to refer to the object of study itself.
  • I believe the battle against bad ideology and bad theology (fill in additional ‘ologies’) is for better or worse fought out in those realms.



More example sentences
  • The various ‘ologists’ are still fighting about which came first, the conscious music making or the aural invitation ‘I say, would you like the next dance?’
  • Of course cases like this would be nothing without the ‘ologists ‘or expert witnesses.’
  • Maybe these ‘ologists are speaking out of the back of their stethoscopes.

Definition of ology in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily