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terminology

noun ter·mi·nol·o·gy \ˌtər-mə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

: the special words or phrases that are used in a particular field

plural ter·mi·nol·o·gies

Full Definition of TERMINOLOGY

1
:  the technical or special terms used in a business, art, science, or special subject
2
:  nomenclature as a field of study
ter·mi·no·log·i·cal \-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
ter·mi·no·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of TERMINOLOGY

  1. a lexicon covering the terminologies of several scientific fields
  2. <the terminology favored by sportscasters>

Origin of TERMINOLOGY

Medieval Latin terminus term, expression (from Latin, limit) + English -o- + -logy
First Known Use: 1801

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