Definition of typology
1 : study of or analysis or classification based on types or categories
2 : a doctrine of theological types; especially : one holding that things in Christian belief are prefigured or symbolized by things in the Old Testament
typologistplay \-jist\ noun
Recent Examples of typology from the Web
As these contests unfold, Emily Ekins of the Cato Institute has provided a timely typology of Trump voters and by implication the Republican Party of 2017.
Emily Ekins of the Cato Institute provides a typology of the Trump coalition.
But Harvard’s recent mandate goes further, creating a new literary typology: On one side are the marginalized authors; on the other, authors who, by implication, may have...
Other late-modern masters bent and waved mirrored glass and invented new typologies from steel and aluminum.
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First Known Use of typology
TYPOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of typology for English Language Learners
: a system used for putting things into groups according to how they are similar : the study of how things can be divided into different types
Medical Definition of typology
: study of or study based on types; especially : classification (as of personality, human physique, or bacterial strains) based on the comparative study of types
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