Share this entry

Scientology Line breaks: Sci¦en|tol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /sʌɪənˈtɒlədʒi/

Definition of Scientology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A religious system based on the seeking of self-knowledge and spiritual fulfilment 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.

Derivatives

Scientologist

1
Pronunciation: /sʌɪənˈtɒlədʒɪst/
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.

Words that rhyme with Scientology

anthropology, apology, archaeology (US archeology), astrology, biology, campanology, cardiology, chronology, climatology, cosmology, craniology, criminology, dermatology, ecology, embryology, entomology, epidemiology, etymology, geology, gynaecology (US gynecology), haematology (US hematology), hagiology, horology, hydrology, iconology, ideology, immunology, iridology, kidology, meteorology, methodology, musicology, mythology, necrology, neurology, numerology, oncology, ontology, ophthalmology, ornithology, parasitology, pathology, pharmacology, phraseology, phrenology, physiology, psychology, radiology, reflexology, scatology, seismology, semiology, sociology, symbology, tautology, technology, terminology, theology, topology, toxicology, urology, zoology • eulogy • energy • synergy • apogee • liturgy • lethargy

Definition of Scientology in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources