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ontology

noun on·tol·o·gy \än-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of ONTOLOGY

1
:  a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being
2
:  a particular theory about the nature of being or the kinds of things that have existence
on·tol·o·gist \-jist\ noun

Origin of ONTOLOGY

New Latin ontologia, from ont- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: circa 1721

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

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