terminology

noun ter·mi·nol·o·gy \ ˌtər-mə-ˈnä-lə-jē \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of terminology

plural terminologies
1 : the technical or special terms used in a business, art, science, or special subject
2 : nomenclature as a field of study

terminological

play \ˌtər-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

terminologically

play \ˌtər-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of terminology in a Sentence

  1. a lexicon covering the terminologies of several scientific fields

  2. the terminology favored by sportscasters

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Origin and Etymology of terminology

Medieval Latin terminus term, expression (from Latin, limit) + English -o- + -logy


TERMINOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

terminology

Definition of terminology for English Language Learners

  • : the special words or phrases that are used in a particular field



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