ufology

noun

ufol·​o·​gy yü-ˈfä-lə-jē How to pronounce ufology (audio)
often capitalized U&F & 1st O
: the study of unidentified flying objects
ufological adjective often capitalized U&F & 1st O
ufologist noun often capitalized U&F & 1st O

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Somehow, those two particular examples made a connection for me with another abiding interest of Kunzru’s: ufology. Matt Seaton, The New York Review of Books, 12 June 2021 Bringing a sense of credibility to ufology mattered deeply to Doug. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 Bringing a sense of credibility to ufology mattered deeply to Doug. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 Bringing a sense of credibility to ufology mattered deeply to Doug. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 In ufology at the time, the vogue was for nonfiction that borrowed from pulp’s plots about civilizations on Venus and Mars; against it, Célestes put forward the field’s first testable hypothesis. Chantel Tattoli, Wired, 18 Feb. 2022 Bringing a sense of credibility to ufology mattered deeply to Doug. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 Bringing a sense of credibility to ufology mattered deeply to Doug. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 Bringing a sense of credibility to ufology mattered deeply to Doug. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

UFO + -logy

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ufology was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Ufology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ufology. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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