ontology

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noun on·tol·o·gy \än-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of ontology

  1. 1 :  a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being Ontology deals with abstract entities.

  2. 2 :  a particular theory about the nature of being or the kinds of things that have existence

ontologist

play \än-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of ontology

New Latin ontologia, from ont- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1663



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