ac·​ci·​den·​tol·​o·​gy ˌak-sə-dən-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce accidentology (audio)
: the study and analysis of the causes and effects of accidents
Fatigue, vigilance and monotony were first studied in professional rail and road drivers, then, as motorway accidentology developed, in all car drivers.Pierre-Emmanuel Barjonet, Traffic Psychology Today, 2001

Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of accidentology was in 1982

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“Accidentology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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