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deltiology

[del-tee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌdɛl tiˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the hobby of collecting post cards.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Greek deltí(on), diminutive of déltos writing tablet + -o- + -logy
Related forms
deltiological
[del-tee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌdɛl ti əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
deltiologist, noun
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deltiology

/ˌdɛltɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the collection and study of picture postcards
Derived Forms
deltiologist, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos a writing tablet + -logy
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Contemporary definitions for deltiologist
noun

a postcard collector; a person who collects postcards as a hobby

Word Origin

Gk. deltion

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