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vexillology Line breaks: vex¦il|lol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌvɛksɪˈlɒlədʒi/

Definition of vexillology in English:


[mass noun]
The study of flags.
Example sentences
  • It is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags).
  • Jack also enjoys vexillology and can signal Bible passages from memory in fluent semaphore.
  • For those interested in vexillology, there is an interesting website dealing with this topic for the former South Vietnam here


Pronunciation: /ˌvɛksɪləˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Others more directly concerned with flags pursued a vexillological or antiquarian interest.
  • For some weeks I have been working on the concept of a new vexillological paradigm for the Internet.
  • The Institute is also the largest vexillological membership organization in the world.
Example sentences
  • ‘What we're seeing now is the St George's flag being used as a celebration of national unity by all ethnicities, all types of people,’ said the renowned vexillologist.
  • ‘The National Front used the St George's flag in pathetic imitation of Nazi rallies,’ says a vexillologist, or flag expert.
  • Joining the society members and the public on September 21, will be a well-known vexillologist (a specialist in flags) who will hoist a flag display on the station's staff.


1950s: from Latin vexillum 'flag' + -logy.

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