noun \tī-ˈpä-lə-jē\

: a system used for putting things into groups according to how they are similar : the study of how things can be divided into different types

plural ty·pol·o·gies

Full Definition of TYPOLOGY

:  a doctrine of theological types; especially :  one holding that things in Christian belief are prefigured or symbolized by things in the Old Testament
:  study of or analysis or classification based on types or categories
ty·pol·o·gist \-jist\ noun

First Known Use of TYPOLOGY


Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate


noun \tī-ˈpäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ty·pol·o·gies

Medical Definition of TYPOLOGY

: study of or study based on types; especially : classification (as of personality, human physique, or bacterial strains) based on the comparative study of types
ty·po·log·i·cal \ˌtī-pə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective


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