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axiology

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noun ax·i·ol·o·gy \ˌak-sē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of axiology

  1. :  the study of the nature, types, and criteria of values and of value judgments especially in ethics

ax·i·o·log·i·calplay \ˌak-sē-ə-ˌlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
ax·i·o·log·i·cal·lyplay \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of axiology

Greek axios + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy


First Known Use: 1908


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