noun, often capitalized si·nol·o·gy \sī-ˈnä-lə-jē, sə-\

Definition of sinology

  1. :  the study of the Chinese and especially their language, literature, history, and culture


play \ˌsī-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsi-\ adjective, often capitalized


play \sī-ˈnä-lə-jist, sə-\ noun, often capitalized

Origin and Etymology of sinology

probably from French sinologie, from sino- + -logie -logy

First Known Use: circa 1882

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