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dialectology

noun di·a·lec·tol·o·gy \-jē\

Definition of DIALECTOLOGY

1
:  the systematic study of dialect
2
:  the body of data available for study of a dialect
di·a·lec·to·log·i·cal \-ˌlek-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
di·a·lec·to·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of DIALECTOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1864

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