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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


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