axiology

noun
ax·​i·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌak-sē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce axiology (audio) \

Definition of axiology

: the study of the nature, types, and criteria of values and of value judgments especially in ethics

Other Words from axiology

axiological \ ˌak-​sē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce axiology (audio) \ adjective
axiologically \ ˌak-​sē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce axiology (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of axiology

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for axiology

Greek axios + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy

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“Axiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axiology. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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