symbology

[sim-bol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the study of symbols.
2.
the use of symbols; symbolism.

Origin:
1830–40; by haplology, symbolo- (combining form of symbol) + -logy

symbological [sim-buh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
symbologist, noun
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symbology (sɪmˈbɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the use, study, or interpretation of symbols
 
symbological
 
adj
 
sym'bologist
 
n

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Example sentences
Her lyrics are plainspoken, generally narrative, and lower on symbology than
  her fans seem to think.
Any other name would not have that meaning and symbology.
Fiction is badly in need of writers who can find a sort of symbology which
  reverberates in the ear of the common reader.
Each layer contains a legend explaining the colors or symbology.
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