Definition of Scientology in English:

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Scientology

Pronunciation: /ˌsīənˈtäləjē/

noun

A religious system based on the seeking of self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment through graded courses of study and training. It was founded by American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86) in 1955.
Example sentences
  • Earlier this month, stunning Katie, who was raised a Catholic, admitted she had been studying Scientology.
  • All religions require learning and sacrifice, and Scientology is no exception.
  • There are so many specific daily results that I get from Dianetics and Scientology.
  • Scientology and Scientologist are proprietary names for goods and services relating to membership in the Church of Scientology.

Derivatives

Scientologist

Pronunciation: /ˌsīənˈtäləjəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Non-Christians, whether they are Muslim, Jew, Taoist, Buddhist, Scientologist, atheist or whatever, will be even more offended.
  • Nevertheless, Scientologists continue to use the e-meter in auditing, although some models are designed for ease of use by a single person, presumably to help with their spiritual development.
  • In French lawsuits involving the Scientologists, millions of pages of evidence suddenly were missing, making it difficult for prosecutors to go forward.

Origin

From Latin scientia 'knowledge' + -logy.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Sci·en·tol·o·gy

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