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sinology

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noun, often capitalized si·nol·o·gy \sī-ˈnä-lə-jē, sə-\

Definition of sinology

  1. :  the study of the Chinese and especially their language, literature, history, and culture

sinological

play \ˌsī-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsi-\ adjective often capitalized

sinologist

play \sī-ˈnä-lə-jist, sə-\ noun often capitalized


Origin and Etymology of sinology

probably from French sinologie, from sino- + -logie -logy


First Known Use: circa 1882

Rhymes with sinology

andrology, anthology, apology, astrology, biology, bryology, cetology, Christology, chronology, conchology, cosmology, cryptology, cytology, dendrology, doxology, ecology, enology, ethnology, ethology, fetology, garbology, gemology, geology, graphology, haplology, histology, homology, horology, hydrology, hymnology, Indology, limnology, lithology, mixology, morphology, mycology, myology, mythology, necrology, nephrology, neurology, nosology, oncology, ontology, oology, pathology, pedology, penology, petrology, phlebology, phonology, phrenology, phycology, proctology, psychology, scatology, seismology, serology, sexology, symbology, tautology, technology, tetralogy, theology, topology, trichology, typology, ufology, urology, virology, zoology


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