mateology

Mateology

Ma`te*ol"o*gy\ (m[=a]`t[-e]*[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. mataiologi`a; ma`taios useless, vain + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. mat['e]ologie.] A vain, unprofitable discourse or inquiry. [R.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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