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terminology

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

Simple Definition of terminology

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

Full Definition of terminology

plural ter·mi·nol·o·gies

  1. 1 :  the technical or special terms used in a business, art, science, or special subject

  2. 2 :  nomenclature as a field of study

ter·mi·no·log·i·cal play \-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
ter·mi·no·log·i·cal·ly play \-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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