orismology

noun

or·​is·​mol·​o·​gy ˌȯr-əz-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce orismology (audio)
ˌär-
: the science of defining technical terms
orismological
ˌȯr-əz-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce orismology (audio)
ˌär-;
ȯ-ˌriz-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orismology was in 1815

Dictionary Entries Near orismology

Cite this Entry

“Orismology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orismology. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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