orismology

noun
or·​is·​mol·​o·​gy | \ ˌȯr-əz-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce orismology (audio) , ˌär- \

Definition of orismology

: the science of defining technical terms

Other Words from orismology

orismological \ ˌȯr-​əz-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce orismology (audio) , ˌär-​ ; ȯ-​ˌriz-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of orismology

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orismology

Greek horismos definition (from horizein to define) + English -logy — more at horizon

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“Orismology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orismology. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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